Archive for August, 2014

Disappointing bad behavior

The most effective response to bad behavior is to express disappointment. According to independent reviews by Professor Eisenberg and David R. Shaffer, parents raise caring children by expressing disappointment and explaining why the behavior was wrong, how it affected others, and how they can rectify the situation.  When Brooke hits: how sad! Hitting hurts. That hurt Logan.  How […]

Weekly goals #1

Major goal: to not yell at my kiddos. Weekly goal: say “no”and “don’t” less and “yes” and “do” more. http://www.positiveparentingsolutions.com/parenting/simple-words-to-avoid-power-struggles Major goal: lose weight. Weekly goals: get a massage, set up work out machine in basement,  walk on treadclimber for ten minutes every day. Major goal: get back to a good place spiritually. Weekly goal: […]