Sibling Fighting (Part V)

Have you ever had this happen? You are in the kitchen cooking a meal, relaxing or tending to a household chore and then a heated argument breaks out. There’s screaming and yelling. “No, it’s mine!” “Stop it!” “Don’t touch me!” “Leave me alone!” “Get out!” You let them try and defuse the situation themselves. But, […]

Sibling Fighting (Bonus)

Can you believe it? It’s June already! Half of 2016 is almost over. Now, it’s time for the summer break. School is out, the kids are home and tension will be on the rise. Now more than before, sibling fighting will be more of an everyday occurrence. This week I wanted to share with you […]

Sibling Fighting (Part III)

This week I wanted to continue our conversation about when sibling fighting turns physical. It seems to have struck a cord with many of you. In my efforts to provide you with as many tools as possible so that you can properly support your children during this difficult time, I wanted to add a few […]

Sibling Fighting (Part II)

I’m sure most of us, if not all of us, have been here. You hear your children fussing and arguing over a toy or activity. The voices get louder and louder. Then, you hear a “smack” and then a child cries or yells in pain and disbelief. What do you do then? How do you […]

Parenting with Mindfulness (Bonus)

Isn’t it great to have a moment of peace and tranquility? I know you’re probably saying, “Kathleen, what is that?” Ha! There have been many times when I felt the same way. However, the best thing I could have ever done was to create a space for mindfulness. Last week, I introduced this new concept […]

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 […]