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What does it mean to be an emotionally safe parent?A Discipline That Connects overview [Podcast Series]

Being an emotionally safe parent is not about being soft or lenient. It’s also not suppressing our anxiety and frustration and trying to look calm…

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Safety FirstCreating a culture of security and well-being in your home

At a banquet I attended I sat near a father and his two elementary-aged sons. They were playful and I engaged with them the way…

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My Child Will Not Get Ready for School On Time"What Should I Do When...?" Podcast Series

We’re in back-to-school season, bringing all the joy and anxiety that comes with it. One question we hear when we talk with parents is, “What…

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My Child Hits Me"What Should I Do When...?" Podcast Series

Your child is escalating quickly and you have a pretty good idea where this is headed. You know the scenario…the anger turns to screaming, which…

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My Tween Wants to Quit Music Lessons"What Should I Do When...?" Podcast Series

“I don’t WANT to practice my trumpet.” “My piano teacher is mean!” “I don’t have time to practice with all this homework. I want to…

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My Child Lies to Me"What Should I Do When...?" Podcast Series

Your child has just told you something you are pretty sure is not truthful.  What should you do? Do you call them out on it?…

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My Child Says, “I Hate You!”"What Should I Do When...?" podcast series

Words are powerful.  We can so easily take it personally when we hear hurtful words from our children like,  “I HATE YOU!” But instead of…

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My Kids Won’t Do Their Chores Without My Nagging"What Should I Do When...?" podcast series

Have you ever wondered, “My child can’t manage to even take the garbage out. How will she ever survive in adulthood?” Or, maybe it sounds…

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My Kids Fight All the Time!"What Should I Do When...?" podcast series

It’s summer and the kids are home from school. Is the constant fighting and bickering more than you can take?  This week we welcome Lynne…

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I Feel Overwhelmed and Hopeless"What Should I Do When...?" podcast series

Parenting is hard. It takes everything we have…and then some. What happens when we get to the point of feeling totally overwhelmed and hopeless? On…

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