Your 3 year old wrote all over the TV with a permanent marker.  You freak out and say:  “That’s it!!!  No more TV for the rest of your life!” Not only do you not follow through with this ridiculous threat but you don’t replace it with any form of effective discipline.  Your child has just […]

{ 0 comments }

Do Your Kids Like Themselves?

by LisaBunnage on March 8, 2017

Children with high self-esteem have confidence in their value to their family, friends and themselves.  They never bully others and are rarely bullied themselves.  They are generally polite, nice and easy to be around.  They like themselves. Social confidence isn’t always associated with high self-esteem.  I’ve met teens who were voted most popular in school […]

{ 0 comments }

It’s Easier Than You Think To Get Kids To Do What You Want

If you’re having trouble getting your kids to clean up their room, get ready for school or brush their teeth, then this is for you.   When I was raising my kids people would often say how lucky I was to have such easy kids.  They don’t just pop out of the womb that way. […]

Read the full article →

Mom Died … I’m Heartbroken

I’ve been avoiding writing since my wonderful mom died in my arms. The world seems so empty without her. We were unbelievably close and were the envy of many mothers and daughters who didn’t have that same bond. I’m lucky to have that same bond with my daughter. My son is the one I turn […]

Read the full article →

How to Stop your Child from Dawdling

I recently asked my Newsletter Parents to tell me their biggest parenting problems.  Here was one of them: Biggest Problem is dawdling!  My son is such a details guy, very sensitive, good for some things but try getting him out the door!  Who knew there could be so many obstacles.  A rewards program doesn’t work […]

Read the full article →