Help Your Child Manage Intense Emotions (Part V)

How have you enjoyed this series in helping your child (and yourself) manage intense emotions? I hope you enjoyed these useful tips. Today, I want to round out our discussion with my fifth and final tip. I want to introduce you to a new tool. It’s called the Wheel of Choice*. In this video, I […]

Help Your Child Manage Intense Emotions – Part IV

Today, I want to share a revolutionary concept that is most frequently used in households across the world. You probably use it with your children. Do you know what it is? It’s time out. In this session, I will explain how this time out is not your average time out. Thanks to Jane Nelsen, I’ll […]

Help Your Child Manage Intense Emotions – Part III

I have something wonderful to share with you. This week, I’m bringing you my real life experience with intense emotion, on location. The Swiss Alps make a majestic appearance in my video blog (and so does my thumb, lol). In this edition of Peaceful Works, Peaceful Words, I reveal how I used the techniques of […]

Manage Intense Emotions – Part II – Flipping Your Lid & Your Kids

How many times have you heard of the saying “s/he flipped her/his lid”? I know I’ve heard it several times growing up. It was a phrase often used when a person lost control or become irate or angry. But, where did this term come from? What does this term really mean? Why does two ‘flipped […]

Curiosity Questioning and Your Children (part 4)

Finding your voice within the family and being able to communicate effectively with parents is quite challenging. It is just as challenging, if not more so, for parents to communicate with teenage children. However, you can lessen the anxiety and frustration by incorporating curiosity questioning into your dialogue with your teenagers. But, what does that […]

Curiosity Questioning and Your Children (part 3)

Getting on the same page with your child can be quite a challenge. Why is that? Could it be the tone in our voices? Or could it be the language that we use? Curiosity questioning can help us, as parents, communicate more effectively with our children regardless of their ages. For the past two weeks, […]

Curiosity Questioning and Your Children (part 2)

Last week, I really enjoyed explaining what curiosity questioning is and why it is necessary in the development of your child. Did you enjoy the suggestions? Which ones did you implement? This week, I will be focusing on 3 important aspects of curiosity questioning. They are: How can curiosity questioning help your child(ren) learn from […]

My Child Just Doesn’t Listen!

One of the most common complaints of parents, and one of the most frequent wishes expressed in our workshops, is:  “How can I get my kids to listen?” The big clue here is the listening. Who is not listening to whom? The question begs the answer, namely that we parents often have not modeled listening. […]

Interview on Parenting without the Power Struggle

2016 has been an eventful year, wouldn’t you agree? There have been many highlights that have happened that made me want to reflect and show gratitude for the great things that I have experienced. In my reflection over the past year, I thought of an amazing interview that I had for the Amazing Relationships Podcast […]