How to Help your Teen Make Better Choices without Lecture or Punishment by Brenna Arch

How to Help your Teen Make Better Choices without Lecture or Punishment by Brenna Arch

The teenage years present many challenges to parents.  It helps to understand that all of these challenges are a part of your teen’s normal individuation process.  Teens are going through a time period of separating from their parents and discovering who they are and...
A simple, yet powerful way to create connection and improve communication within your family

A simple, yet powerful way to create connection and improve communication within your family

One of the first Positive Discipline tools that I started using was Family Meetings.  As I was learning more about the Positive Discipline approach,  I was reflecting on my own family’s dynamics. I noticed that there was a big disconnect in the communications we were...
ABCs of Parenting Tips, Letter Y- The Thing About Yelling..

ABCs of Parenting Tips, Letter Y- The Thing About Yelling..

Many of you know this story, but when my girls were young I used to yell a lot.  It was one of my go-to parenting techniques.  Looking back it was relatively effective too.  But then came the day when I noticed my 2 year old daughter cringing when I would approach...
ABCs of Parenting Tips- Letter W- What to do When your Child Gets a Challenging Teacher

ABCs of Parenting Tips- Letter W- What to do When your Child Gets a Challenging Teacher

Hello new school year!  My how I missed you! The children missed you too- at least your initial “newness”, including a new teacher! Every year, most parents worry about the teacher their child will get. Questions such as, “Will they be nice?”  “Are they competetent?” ...