Acceptance is Key

Have you got this all figured out yet? I know I haven’t, but I have found a few pieces to the puzzle. One of the biggest pieces that bring me peace is acceptance. Acceptance is one of the keys to effective parenting and to a graceful life. Raising children is an...

The Importance of Children’s Fitness

Getting your kids involved in an exercise routine is important, but how can you do that? And why is it so important?   Lifestyle Changes to Buck the Trends Not too long ago, getting physically fit was an adult world – gyms, dance studios, fitness centers,...

Create a Family Communication Station

Are you a parent who is tired of rushing to take the children to school, getting home and rushing to cook and eat dinner, remind about homework, chores, and bath times? Perhaps a Communication Station could help....

Learn About Interactive Style and Emotional Connections

         “Coaching is relationship building that helps you gain insight into how you can help an individual if there are some holes, like lack of confidence or understanding. A leader has to have insight about each team member’s interactive style.  You can’t...

Storytelling Alleviates Preschooler’s Fears of Closet Monsters

  For the longest time, monsters lived in my daughter’s closet.  I had no idea how they got there. More importantly, I had no idea how to get rid of them. What I did know was that every night, my four-year-old daughter climbed into my bed with her favorite...

The First Man A Daughter Loves

A dad is the first man a daughter loves.  Her experiences with her dad will predict her relationships’ success in her adult years. A dad’s positive involvement in his daughter’s life correlated with a list of positive benefits such as “better peer relationships; fewer...

Why is Children’s Self-Esteem Important?

  Children’s self-esteem is comparable to self-worth, which essentially means how a person values himself or herself.  A person can think highly of himself or herself and be self-confident in their skills and in their ability to adapt.  Conversely, a person...

How Children Can Develop Good Self-Esteem!

  A person’s good self-esteem is how one feels about himself.  This is reflected in the person’s actions in terms of what he does and how well she accomplishes the tasks she set out to do.   Everyone’s self-esteem fluctuates from time to time based on life...

Healthy or Unhealthy Self-Esteem

To spot healthy and unhealthy self-esteem right away is a crucial parenting task. Having kids develop healthy esteem early in life and maintaining it throughout their childhoods has benefits:   Give them a much better chance of establishing the positive mindset....

Five Self-Esteem Boosters For Your Child

Having a child who grows up with healthy self-esteem is not an accident. Research shows that the important grown-ups in children’s  lives have an everlasting  influence on how kids feel about themselves. Are they happy? Do they have self-compassion? Are they...

What You Say and What Your Children Hear – The Difference?

Ever wonder what happens when your young children respond in unexpected ways to the words you say? Being honest and kind in all of your communications with will convey congruence. But what do your children hear….really?   Children hear words that are...

Self Esteem & Disciplining Children

  How To Boost Self-Esteem While Disciplining Your Child   It happens from time to time: Your child will do something wrong when attempting to complete a task or will do something that he or she was not supposed to do. Most parents’ first reaction will be to...

Positive Self-Esteem

  How Parents/Caregivers Can Help Their Children Develop A Positive Self-Esteem Helping your children develop a positive self-esteem will help them immeasurably throughout their school years and later in life as a working adult.  However, it can be difficult for...

Oppositional Defiant Disorder

  Oppositional Defiant Disorder Oppositional defiant disorder is a psychological disorder seen in children. There is a huge difference behaving badly some times and always behaving the same way, but when this thing is prolonged and not normal like the other...

Use Empathy for Connecting and Conversing

Empathy   I met Dr Tony Alessandra, a prolific author and influential speaker, in Las Vegas. He was an inspirational man and very down to earth speaker about using empathy for connecting and talking with one person or a group. Review this definition of EMPATHY...

How to Discipline a Defiant Child

  How to Discipline a Defiant Child   Disciplining children is a real challenging task for parents and even more so if they have to deal with a defiant child. It is not much of a surprise to hear parents struggling to make defiant children listen to what...

Defiant Child Behavior – Tips For Defiant Child Behavior

  Defiant Child Behavior – Tips For Defiant Child Behavior   Extremely Clever Children Defiant child behavior youngsters can be extraordinarily clever, devising various ways to overcome any of your arguments. A defiant young one can be very well...

Five Simple Steps to a Positive and Healthy Self Esteem

  Five Simple Steps to a Positive and Healthy Self Esteem As human beings, we all want to have a happy and successful life. But do you know that the starting point for a happy living is healthy self-esteem? When you have a positive and healthy self-esteem, you...

Vision and Our Emotions

  Vision and Our Emotions When we were very young children, our eyes were, in many cases, soft and filled with wonder. Seeing the world with perfect clarity came supremely easily to us. When seeing something wonderful, or something that brings us pleasure, our...

Self Esteem

  Self Esteem   Self- confidence is something that people discover tough to have. There are individuals who find low confidence influences how they see themselves and their performance. Contrary to what the majority of people think, self confidence is not a...

Communicating With Empathy

  Communicating With Empathy   Feelings and emotions are what the childcare profession is all about. Feelings for the children, the families, and yes, even co-workers is what makes this profession so fantastic. Yet, feelings make it so difficult to maintain...

Positive Parenting

  Positive Parenting   Having kids are one of life’s miracles that nothing can ever come close to. Kids are gifts and a product of you and your spouse’s love after all right? If you are the mother, you carried your baby in your womb for nine...

Coaching Parents In Self Esteem

  Self-Esteem Linked to Achievement   We may not realize it, but self-esteem is a great determinant of how we will succeed and to what degree of accomplishment. Self-esteem, or the way we view ourselves, our skills, and our talents, affect our thoughts. And...

Top 4 Strategies to Develop Effective Parenting Skills

Despite what you might think, nobody’s born with excellent parenting skills! Those parents you admire most learn from experience. Watching other parents and learning from your experiences are useful ways to enhance your parenting skills. It’s sometimes...