• Natural Consequences

    September 27, 2020

    In nature there are neither rewards nor punishments; there are consequences. Robert Green Ingersoll

    Children develop resiliency and competence by experiencing the natural consequences of their…

  • Connection Before Correction

    September 27, 2020

    Children need love, especially when they do not deserve it.  Harold Hulbert 

    Take a moment to connect with your teen before you correct their behavior. Remember,…

  • What’s the Story?

    September 27, 2020

    Who are we but the stories we tell ourselves, about ourselves, and believe? Scott Turow

    We tell ourselves stories all day long. Our stories create our…

  • Redo

    September 27, 2020

    Let’s try that again.

    Give your teen and yourself an opportunity to start over when an interaction goes wrong.

    1. Use a nonverbal signal (circling your…

  • Back Away From Back Talk

    September 27, 2020

    “What do you do when your kids talk back?” 

    “I listen.” Erik

    Responding with anger when a child back talks models the opposite of the behavior you…