Monthly Archives: August 2014

Patience and Perserverance

Patience and Perserverance

“Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.” John Quincy Adams Good morning! Not to try and outdo John Quincy Adams but I would add calmness and consistency to this quote. When I was calm and consistent, had patience and persevered, no matter what was before me, then yes,

“Relationships are Primary”

“Relationships are Primary”

  “Stop trying to perfect your child, but keep trying to perfect your relationship with them” Dr. Henker Good Morning! One of the things I am most grateful for is my relationship with my children, who are now in their twenties and thirties. In my parent coach training with Gloria DeGaetano, at The Parent Coach

Squares, Triangles and Trapezoids

Squares, Triangles and Trapezoids

  “If a child can’t learn the way we teach, then we must teach the way they learn. “ Unknown Good Morning! Here in AZ school has already started for most children but in many areas of the country school will be starting after Labor Day.  No matter when school starts for your child the

Just Act Like…

Just Act Like…

“Act the way you want to be, and soon you will be the way you act.”Less BrownGood Morning! When my children were young I knew I wanted to be a better mom but I did not know how. I eventually learned how to be a better mom but I then I was scared. What if I

Have Some Fun Today!

Have Some Fun Today!

“It’s fun to have fun, but you have to know how” Dr. Seuss Good Morning! Every day I sign off with “Have some fun today!” I don’t do this lightly. Fun is something that I think is essential in parenting. Having fun was really difficult for me when I first became a parent. I took

To Judge or Not to Judge…

To Judge or Not to Judge…

  “If I feel good about my parenting, I have no interest in judging other people’s choices. If I feel good about my body, I don’t go around making fun of other people’s weight or appearance. We’re hard on each other because we’re using each other as a launching pad out of our own perceived

Children’s Favorite Toys

Children’s Favorite Toys

  You will always be your child’s favorite toy. ~Vicki Lansky, Trouble-Free Travel with Children, 1991 You will always be your child’s favorite toy. ~Vicki Lansky, Trouble-Free Travel with Children, 1991 I bought my children a lot of toys throughout their lives. Other people bought my children lots of toys throughout their lives. They don’t remember most

Naughty versus Nice

Naughty versus Nice

  “Children are apt to live up to what you believe of them.” Lady Bird Johnson Good Morning! I had a client once whose was having a very difficult time with her child.  The child was about four and was doing all sort of “naughty” things.  The parents and the even the siblings were yelling

If Not You, Then Who? by Gloria De Gaetano

If Not You, Then Who? by Gloria De Gaetano

Good Morning!It is Friends Friday today and I am delighted to have Gloria DeGaetano, founder of The Parent Coach Institute as my guest blogger today. Gloria was my teacher and mentor when I went through my parent coach training and today I also consider her a friend. I am thrilled that she has agreed to be

How We Say It

How We Say It

“When talking with kids it’s not about what we say it’s about how we say it! Think about tone of voice and non-verbal communication.” Unknown ( from Kevin at More4Kids) Good Morning! When I was growing up my mother never verbally abused me with words but she did have this tone of voice that conveyed

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