Time In

Contributed by Jody McVittie If you are a parent you probably recognize that feeling inside that comes when you’ve really tried your best and NOTHING seems to be working. You are tired, dinner is almost ready, the table needs to be set and the kids are bickering. Or...

Time Out? Time In?

Contributed by Jody McVittie, MD Let me be straight out front. I don’t think traditional “time outs” are the best tool in your parenting toolbox. The idea that a grumpy child is going to go sit somewhere and calmly think about what they “should have done” is quite...

Right Now the Answer is “No”

Contributed by Jody McVittie, MD How many times have you had one of your children ask for something that he or she really wanted – and also really wanted the answer right away? If you’re like me, it felt like taking my brain and twisting it into a pretzel for a bit....