Archive | Parents

Speaker Author

As a parent strategist, my aim is to help parents, who are ready to set aside power struggles with kids who are driving them crazy, learn simple and effective ways to make family life a whole lot better.

I want to help parents who are tired of meltdowns, tantrums and kid who defy, ignore, fail to cooperate or follow through on their commitments

Continue Reading
Talk to your kids about being bullied - Create Happy Kids

Kids Getting Bullied

Getting your kid to talk to you about a problem can be challenging, especially if they are being bullied.

You feel frustrated that your kid won’t share what’s going on and you can’t help him/her with the problem. You may even fear for his/her safety.

What is an effective way to encourage your kid to talk about problems?

Continue Reading
Parenting Solutions - Create Happy Kids

Guest Speaker

My mission is to honor children and empower parents with proven, road-tested and simple parenting techniques that reduce struggles and add more joy for every member of the family.

I have been a guest speaker for parenting workshops, conferences, schools and parenting groups, and would enjoy the opportunity to speak to your audience.

Continue Reading
New Years Resolution - Create Happy Kids

New Years Resolution

“The child supplies the power, but the parents have to do the steering.” ~ Benjamin Spock

Whether you are a single parent or part of a parent team, you always want the best for your kids.

There is no better way to give your children the best than by being a happy parent.

Continue Reading
Teaching your child independence

Independence in Children

Tired of repeating yourself with your kids?! Do you feel tuned out by them!??

Give effective reminders that work! Never have to repeat yourself over and over again, AND get your kids to comply! Want to know how??

Use Simple & Visual reminders. Here are 2 important facts:
FACT 1: Kids are visual learners
FACT 2: The easiest way create independent kids, is to provide them with visual reminders rather than constant verbal ones.

Continue Reading
Image of Father and Son Negotiating

Talking With Children

There are many teachable moments in your kids’ lives when you can prevent them from making poor choices. At the very least, it is possible to successfully talk with your children and negotiate alternatives with them. To accomplish this and decrease power struggles, you need tools – most importantly, the power of negotiation! As a parent, YOU are in charge. Here are 5 secrets to remaining in control:

Continue Reading
Child watching TV

Motivating Kids

“Don’t handicap your children by making their lives easy.” ~ Robert A.Heinlein

If “not being heard” is the number one complaint of most parents, the “lack of motivation” has to be the number two!

I have often heard parents say, “I have to ask my kids a million times to get them to finish something.” Although a “million” may be a slight exaggeration, the feeling of frustration is real.

Continue Reading