An Ode to the Wild Things

Contributed by Melanie Miller, M.Ed. As you may have heard, children’s book author, Maurice Sendak recently died. Mr. Sendak is greatly known for his children’s book Where the Wild Things Are, and here in the Seattle area, for designing the sets and costumes for our...

From Nagging to Noticing

Contributed by Melanie Miller, M.Ed. Ever feel like the nagging parent…? “Why is your backpack still in the hallway?” “Can’t you ever learn to put your dishes in the dishwasher?” “Did you put your bike away?” “How many times do I have tell you…?” “If you make me say...

Connection, connection, connection

Contributed by Melanie Miller, M.Ed. Certified Positive Discipline Lead Trainer, Parent Educator and School Counselor Many of us know that when it comes to buying a house it’s all about location, location, location. But have you ever heard that when it comes to...

The compasses and maps of parenting

Contributed by Melanie Miller, M.Ed. I had the recent opportunity to take my daughter and her friends orienteering. Orienteering is where you use a map, compass and your powers of observation to navigate through a course of pre-set checkpoints. It’s a great way to...