Category Archives: Mistakes

3 Reasons Your Kids’ Routines Are Shaky (And What To Do About It)

My “easy” child is now 13, and the outside world (the one I inhabit) at times holds way less interest than what her friends are doing, watching on TV, posting online, etc.   If physical effort is required, it usually … Continue reading

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Time Out – Bad News for Brains

A recent TIME magazine article by Dr. Dan Siegel explains why time out is not a tool you should be using with your kiddos. First, Dr. Siegel says time out is the #1 discipline tool used by parents and the … Continue reading

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The Power of Connection (part 3)

OK, now you’re ready to rock and roll – take care of the business at hand! How to correct your child? Correction might mean you need to spend more time teaching or training your child.  Did the dishes get done … Continue reading

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Letting Go Without Abandoning (Part 3)

After dinner, she came running around a corner, and slipped and fell on the floor.  More tears. My brain began to catastrophize – about the homework that hadn’t been started yet.  I helped her up, telling myself, “Just be calm … Continue reading

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Made a Mistake? Pivot.

Think that making mistakes is something to avoid?  Are you focused on helping your kids avoid mistakes?   What if failing, failing fast, and adapting fast were skills we were helping our kids learn? Someone’s learning those skills – founders of … Continue reading

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