27 August 2014
Category:
Determine Type
3

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 […]


20 August 2014
Category:
Resolve Conflict
2

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.) […]


13 August 2014
4

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 […]


6 August 2014
Category:
Resolve Conflict
4

HOW TO GET CHILDREN TO DO CHORES… WILLINGLY!

It doesn’t have to be this hard… …the excuses, the foot-dragging, the frustration and eventual fight. If you feel like your child spends as much time arguing over chores as actually doing them, something needs to change. And you can change it starting now. How I took myself out of the chore equation One of your biggest […]


30 July 2014
Category:
Create Joy
4

HOW TO ENDEAR YOURSELF TO YOUR GRANDCHILDREN

As a grandparent, I get it… You want your grandchildren to know how much you love them. You want them to enjoy their time with you. And you want to build this relationship right. Today’s Child Whisperer post is just for you! (Parents: If you’re the middle generation between your children and your parents, I have […]


23 July 2014
7

WHAT TO DO AFTER YOU’VE LOST YOUR TEMPER WITH YOUR KIDS

So you’ve lost it again. You said you weren’t going to lose your temper again, but you did. You feel terrible about it and guilty. You know that your children deserve a parent who doesn’t lose their cool, but sometimes, you’ve just had it. So what do you do now? Find the temper trigger You […]


16 July 2014
7

HOW WE’RE DEEPLY WOUNDING OUR GIRLS (AND HOW TO STOP)

It happens all the time, sometimes in 3 words or fewer. Our girls hear the kind of insult that makes them feel like less. Here’s how it works… Imagine your name is Kristy. At the school, other kids tease each other like this: “Stop being such a Kristy.” “Ha, ha! You did that just like a […]


9 July 2014
Category:
Create Joy
2

VISITING RELATIVES 101: HOW TO MAKE IT EASY ON YOUR KIDS

Time to visit relatives? If you’re like me, you might visit (or be visited by) family members you don’t often see. If your children are small, they might not have a strong relationship with these relatives. Depending on your child’s age and awareness, their relatives might even seem a bit like strangers! That’s just fine. […]


2 July 2014
Category:
Resolve Conflict
0

2 TIMES WHEN FREEDOM = A MORE COOPERATIVE CHILD

Want your child to cooperate? Try freedom. Not freedom to do whatever they want, whenever they want. I mean freedom to have a say, to make choices, and to express their true self. Children who receive support and freedom from their parents naturally cooperate better. They cooperate because they feel heard, respected, and valued. They cooperate because they […]


25 June 2014
5

20+ ROLE MODELS TO INSPIRE YOUR CHILD’S NATURAL GIFTS

You want your child to know their own strengths. Sometimes, it’s easier for them to recognize those strengths in other people. When your child admires a role model, you can point out the ways they are already like that person. To support you in teaching your child about your own strengths, here’s a list of […]


18 June 2014
Category:
Resolve Conflict
8

THE HIDDEN MESSAGES IN YOUR CHILD’S TROUBLING BEHAVIOR

Do you ever wonder why? Why do my children do that? It’s so troubling to watch them choose things that make them unhappy. You know they’d just be happier if you could help them choose something else. But they don’t listen or understand. What do you do? Whether you’re worried about behavioral issues or your child’s choice of friends or activities, […]