Non-stop Negotiation Getting You Down?
Small Steps into the New Year
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 explore the outdoors, discover new hikes and learn some map and compass skills. At each checkpoint, you study your map, set your compass and begin the trek to next check point, watching for landmarks along the way.
As we moved along the trail, I thought about my own parenting and what might be my parenting compass; …
Right Now the Answer is “No”
Parenting with the Body in Mind
Whose problem is it anyway?
Sibling Conflict…Can any Good Come of This?
Consequences or Solutions?
Now Listen here Young Lady !!!!!!
Contributed by Melanie Miller, M.Ed., Certified Positive Discipline Trainer and School Counselor
Back talk, eye rolling, the glare, the, “Oh mom how can you be so stupid look”…. As our children grow older, their vocabulary has grown and their words, attitude and eye rolling can dig a little deeper. The next time the disrespect comes your way consider this…
Why Kids do it: • Maintain dignity: think they have been treated unfairly and “need” to defend themselves, • Claiming and testing their power (who am I really?), • Don’t know how to respectfully disagree, • To connect with you, • …