THE EFFECTS OF DIVORCE ON ADULT CHILDREN: HOW TO PREVENT AND HEAL THEM
Do you remember being little and hearing your parents fighting? Or maybe you felt torn between your parents, or responsible for their conflict. It was awful, wasn’t it? If you have divorced parents, then you’ve had a front-row seat to marriage failing. You know the pain that comes with divorce. Maybe you’re afraid of marrying […]
WANT TO DISCIPLINE KIDS LESS WHEN YOU’RE IN PUBLIC?
We have all experienced it. A lot of us have all done it. And, we have all regretted it—I hope! Your child has had an outburst in a public setting and you’ve lost your patience in the heat of the moment. You discipline your child and draw even more attention to the situation, then feel […]
WHAT A BIRTHING DOULA CAN DO TO SUPPORT EACH TYPE OF MOM
Not every woman in labor needs the same thing. And not every birthing experience is the same! If you are pregnant, or if you are looking forward to having more children, it’s important to make sure your birthing experience is as positive as you can make it. I learned from unpleasant scenarios that took place […]
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 […]