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Listening is Every Parent's Quick Win - How it works

Listening is Every Parent's Quick Win - How it works

Feb 13, 2018
  Listening is Every Parent's Quick Win -  A parent asks me this question. "My son refuses to go to school. I can't be late for work again because of him, so I left him. What do I do? How do I get him…
What's Parenting About?

What's Parenting About?

Jan 18, 2018
  If I asked you - what is parenting about, what would you say?  Most parents answer with the truest definition of the word, "It's about raising well-rounded children."  par·ent ala Webster’s dictionary  to…
The Parenting U-Turn is Inner Work

The Parenting U-Turn is Inner Work

Jan 04, 2018
  Interviewing parents while driving from Vermont to California reminds me that loving children is never the problem. Every parent I meet loves their child/ren hugely and devotedly. But, inevitably,…
Star Wars and The Parenting U-Turn

Star Wars and The Parenting U-Turn

Dec 22, 2017
  Spoiler Alert. This blog is about Star Wars – The Last Jedi. Life is pretty simple in the Star Wars world. There are the good guys, and there are the bad guys. And they battle. The galaxy depends on…
Talking To Parents

Talking To Parents

Dec 14, 2017
  Two mornings ago I woke up and went for a walk in a quiet, orderly Houston, TX. neighborhood. We stayed the night with old friends. Mostly we stay in state parks so sleeping in a bed in the heart of…
On the Road With Parenting You

On the Road With Parenting You

Dec 06, 2017
  Kevin and I left Vermont a few days before Thanksgiving and are making our way through the South in our Teardrop trailer. Our destination is Point Reyes, California by December 22, where our family…
How Has Being a Parent Helped You Grow?

How Has Being a Parent Helped You Grow?

Nov 27, 2017
  When I was little, I ran away and hid in our neighbor's damp, dark window well. From my underground perch, I could see my house and watch for my mother who would eventually walk down the driveway calling…
A Screens Family Meeting the Parenting You Way 

A Screens Family Meeting the Parenting You Way 

Nov 22, 2017
  The issue is screens. What to do? Time to call a family meeting. Focus on Connection. Listen and be open to learning something new. Keep it simple. Don't stack. Less is more. The goal is to keep the…
Parenting From Frustration  - Making a U-turn

Parenting From Frustration  - Making a U-turn

Nov 14, 2017
(fictionalized coaching session) Andrew’s frustration at his children has a storyline. When asked what Frustration is thinking? Andrew answers, “It seems I can only get them to do what I want when I'm…
There's No Place Like Home - But How Do We Get There?

There's No Place Like Home - But How Do We Get There?

Nov 08, 2017
  Patty is a single mom of 5-year-old Sammy. Every day after picking Sammy up from her after-school program, Patty feels tense. It begins as a low rumble in her belly. It’s caused by Sammy not listening…

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