MY FAMILY JUDGES MY PARENTING… HOW I HANDLE IT
Does your family judge your parenting? I know someone who can relate. Kathy West, editor of The Child Whisperer, shares her take on how to handle others’ opinions about your parenting. Their judgment came as a surprise. Some of my husband’s family came to visit last week. While they stayed in our home, a late-night […]
WHAT IF YOUR CHILD’S TEACHER WERE A CHILD WHISPERER?
Imagine a teacher who knows how to reach each child, intuitively and effortlessly. Meet a teacher who is learning to do that through Child Whispering—and what she suggests for each Type of child.
TO THE PARENTS OF THE “LOUDER” GIRL
In a recent blog post, I invited Kathy West, my first contributing writer for The Child Whisperer blog, to share her experience of growing up as the “quieter” girl. On the other end of the Energy Profiling spectrum, we meet me—the “louder” girl. Here are tips to raise a TYPE 3SM daughter with louder, more intense […]
DIVORCE: 3 VITAL WAYS TO HELP YOUR CHILD THROUGH IT
In the midst of an emotionally confusing time, let’s make a few things really simple. Divorce can become a time of unmet needs. Parents and children can get stuck in a pattern of emotional survival that can cause pain and challenges later on. You can simplify those challenges by meeting simple, essential needs now. Whether […]
TO THE PARENTS OF THE “SHY” GIRL
Are you raising a girl who seems “shy”? She can face specific challenges that you can help her manage. I’m glad to introduce a new contributor to this blog. In her first post, she has a message for parents who want to help quieter children find their voice. Enjoy this guest post by Kathy West, editor of The […]
SIBLING FIGHTS: HOW THIS MOM GOT 9 CHILDREN TO GET ALONG
You’re at your limit, aren’t you? You don’t know what you’ll do if you hear one more round of your children teasing and taunting each other—and then tattling to you. You wish they would just get along! You’ve tried everything. Discipline. Time outs. Talking it out. And you’re just tired of hearing your children call […]
ARE YOU PARENTING FROM FEAR?
If I asked you what you’re most afraid of as a parent… …you could probably tell me without thinking too hard. Parenting is an amazing responsibility and in a world full of frightening messages, we might believe there’s a lot to fear: Fear that we’ll mess up our children Fear that something bad could happen […]
BOOMERANG CHILDREN: HOW TO MAXIMIZE THIS OPPORTUNITY FOR BOTH OF YOU
Boomerang… does it feel like you’re starting over again? You raised your child, watched them leave—but now they’re back. Or you left your childhood home—and now you’re returning. We’ve given a name to the trend of adult children (particularly in their 20s or 30s) turning around to move back in with their parents: Boomerang Children. Compared to […]
CAN IDENTICAL TWINS LOOK DIFFERENT? LET THEIR FACES TELL US
They do have the same DNA… …and people have trouble telling them apart… But are identical twins really the same? If you expect the twins you know to act alike and look alike—in other words, to be “identical”—you might be surprised. When you take a closer look, you may find that they look far different than you […]
HOW INVOLVED PARENTS SHOULD BE WHEN SIBLINGS FIGHT
They’re at it again… Your children are fighting, bickering, and arguing over things that seem pointless. Enough is enough already—but should you actually jump in and stop the fight? In today’s post, I share some thoughts on when and how parents can most effectively intervene when siblings fight. (And when a hands-off approach is best.) […]
HOW TO HELP YOUR CHILDREN GROW UP AS FRIENDS
Yes, they’re siblings, but are your children friends? My siblings and I weren’t really friends while we were growing up. As adults now, we’re respectful of each other, but I didn’t have friendship with them when I was younger. I wanted to give my children that experience… …and it worked! I’m excited for two of […]