10 things to do to make sure your child hates music lessons

with Carol Tuttle

+-*Could you unintentionally be causing your child to hate music lessons? Unfortunately, many of us can think back on a negative experience with music lessons. And I am no exception. My mother put me in piano lessons briefly and then in band class, where I played the flute for 2 years. I sense my mother …

the introvert parent’s guide to raising an extrovert

with Kathy West

+-*Do you ever feel drained by your child’s high energy? Or are you trying to give your child enough outlets but not sure how? If you’re a more introverted parent, you may enjoy these tips from TYPE 2SM Child Whisperer contributor, Kathy West. With a sigh, I told my 3-year-old, “Mommy needs some quiet time.” …

to the parents of the “bossy” girl

with Stephanie Nelson

+-*Today I’m happy to introduce you to this guest post by Stephanie Nelson, The Child Whisperer Blog Manager and Podcast Producer. She’s a TYPE 4 mom. “Stop being so bossy!” I heard this all the time while I was growing up. The first few times, I didn’t even know what it meant. After a while, …

parent involvement ideas for dads (and for you too!)

with Carol Tuttle

+-*Historically, moms have been the primary managers of the home. But dads are now becoming more aware of their important role in their children’s lives and are taking on more of the day to day responsibilities that involve their children. When I was younger, the mother in the family was often seen as “the parent” …

you’re teaching children about money, but are you teaching them to be poor?

with Carol Tuttle

+-*“You can’t have that.” “We can’t afford that.” “Please be realistic.” When children hear these things regularly from their parents, it shuts down their desires. Instead, we should help our children create their desires. I wrote about this in another post and included a quote that I love by Neale Donald Walsch: “Teach your children …

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