Whatever you reinforce with your child is what you’re going to create more of. When you notice positive traits and make a point to praise those qualities, your child’s behavior will match. By continually noticing negative actions and ignoring positive deeds, you may actually increase negative behavior in your child.Laura's StoryMy friend Laura told me a story that’s a beautiful … [Read more...] about Put Your Tricycle Away!
I’ve somehow managed to gain the seal of approval from my daughter’s friends and become the unofficial go-to adult in cases of personal crisis. It’s no small accomplishment, when you consider that the teenager’s circle is one private club where membership is not for sale. I feel quite privileged to be trusted by them.Meet LauraLast night, my daughter’s friend Laura called me. … [Read more...] about My House, My Rules!
So here I am in Paris having breakfast with my dearest friend Vanina and her husband, along with their adorable two-and-a-half-year-old boy Laurent. Great food, great place, great friends. We dive into conversation. All would be fine and dandy and pretty close to blissful, if it weren’t for these darned obsessive interruptions from my beloved friend and her husband constantly … [Read more...] about Blow Your Nose, Sit Up Straight, and Say Thank You!