How I Avoided a Meltdown With Meal Prep

Here's an example of responding to our kid's needs and emotions rather than their behavior. One night my youngest came inside from playing and asked what we were having for dinner. When he noticed I was washing potatoes he yelled, "I don't LIKE potatoes!” Then started...

Too Many Toys?

Do you ever feel like your house is overrun with toys? Well, it probably is if you consider that the average American child receives 70 toys a year! So if your child is older than one or if you have multiple kids then that is a whole lot of toys we’re talking about!...

Dinnertime Drama

Recently a mom asked me how she could get her kids to eat what she made for dinner. Despite not wanting to cook different meals for each child, she found herself catering to their requests because it was easier than letting them whine, complain or refuse to eat. She...

When no really means YES

There’s only one scenario where saying “no” to someone actually means “yes” -- it’s when you say no to something that doesn’t support your priorities! Saying no to others means saying yes to yourself.   “If you don’t design your life plan, chances are you’ll fall into...