Monthly Archives: August 2011

Back to School with Routine Charts

With the start of the new school year, comes the classic “morning rush”.  How does everybody get out the door on time in the morning without leaving a wake of mess and emotional stress?   Routine charts are one of the most … Continue reading

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I Love You and the Answer is “No”

Rudolf Dreikurs taught the importance of being both kind and firm in our relations with children. Kindness is important in order to show respect for the child. Firmness is important in order to show respect for ourselves and for the … Continue reading

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Dealing with Bedtime Hassles

Parents often raise concerns about bedtime routines. You know the drill – one more drink, one more story, one more trip to the bathroom and the list goes on.  There isn’t a child anywhere who doesn’t try to extend bedtime … Continue reading

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The Importance of Connecting with your Kids

I hope you are enjoying your summer and that you are spending as much time as possible with your children before the end of the summer break.  Summer is a great time to connect with your kids. Families are generally … Continue reading

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