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For Your Child – The Best Feedback in the World

For Your Child – The Best Feedback in the World

Compliments. Praise. Recognition. Affirmation. Gratitude. Appreciation. Positive feedback. Positive strokes. Pats on the back. Constructive feedback. Good stuff! Unfortunately, most of the feedback we give our kids is negative. You know - CRITICISM. When we're...

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Your Child Can Learn to Listen, Too

Your Child Can Learn to Listen, Too

The book, Connect with Your Kid, is a how-to manual for improving the 10 most important parent-child communication skills. And listening to understand is at the top of the list, for several reasons: When your child is trying to express something, you need to hear it....

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FREE EBOOK

When you improve the way you listen, your child will feel respected and understood, so they are open to your guidance and the bond between you grows stronger.Listening to Understand: The Superpower of Strong ParentsYour FREE “sneak-peek” at the most important chapter...

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Connect with Your Kid

Connect with Your Kid

Communicating well is a foundation element of effective parenting. How can you be a parent to your child without communicating? Whenever there are problems between parent and child, ineffective communication is almost always a contributing factor. And yet, when you...

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Planting Empowering Thoughts

Planting Empowering Thoughts

A young father was telling me about his two children, a seven-year-old girl and a three-year-old boy. "My daughter is an angel, but my little boy is a terror. He defies me every chance he gets. At lunch I asked him to come to the dinner table and he refused. That...

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Kids Who Love Reading Have a Real Superpower

Kids Who Love Reading Have a Real Superpower

My wife has an amazing mind. She's always my first reader for feedback about my work. She catches nearly all mistakes, points out ways to improve my writing, and makes helpful recommendations. I know why she's so smart. According to her, her mother read to her while...

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Reactivity – A Parent’s No. 1 Mistake…and the Cure

Reactivity – A Parent’s No. 1 Mistake…and the Cure

I know several parents whose child is fast approaching adolescence. Even raising a sweet child can be difficult in many ways, but after puberty the challenges change. Middle school-aged children don't want to be treated like sweet little kids anymore. Far from being...

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The Adolescent Gauntlet

The Adolescent Gauntlet

I recently had breakfast with some friends who have a graduating high school senior. He's a great kid who wants to be a speech therapist and has been accepted into the right university for that training. Also, I pointed out that in addition to this wonderful outcome,...

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The Top 10 Fundamentals of Parenting

The Top 10 Fundamentals of Parenting

When I was a kid there were no parenting books, unless you want to count Dr. Benjamin Spock's classic on baby and child care. Parents were guided by their instincts, sense of responsibility, judgment, and family traditions. Today, parents still rely on these, but they...

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