Some people have issues with my use of the word ‘control’. They prefer that ‘inspiration’ or ‘guidance’ is used when describing what we do with our children. That is so sweet and I agree it should be that simple. However, if I am out at a restaurant or other public place and I encounter parents [...]
Teenage deaths(16 & 17 YOs) increased by 19%! within the first six months of 2012. Teenagers’ motor vehicle deaths were the single leading cause (35%!). Cell phones have something to do with this. Driver distraction is the leading cause of car accidents. Adult drivers (yes, that includes parents) have equally bad driving habits. From where [...]
With mothers in the news in the last years having their sons hold signs or wear sandwich signs on the streets stating their transgressions, i.e. cutting school, selling drugs, stealing, bad grades and knowing that truancy is a ‘school to prison pipeline‘ , it’s a good idea to share tools and solutions with parents that [...]
Kids come into the world with a certain amount of power & energy. If you’re not careful, you may be bullied by them & their cuteness. Stick to your guns! Employ your alphaness.
Character education is sorely needed by our people today, young and old. The young, in particular, suffer from an acute need of self-respect. I add in old(er), adults because they are the parents of these errant personalities that would bully a senior citizen and others. It IS a lack of self-respect you know, remember, we [...]
Help with homework can come in many different forms. When we are speaking of children getting help with their homework, we are usually talking about the parent sitting in to help them or a tutor of some sort helping them out. Then there is also the ‘getting them to even BEGIN and/or COMPLETE doing their [...]
Children get a kick out of getting a rise out of their parents. Why is that? Well, engagement, on any level, is a sign of life. New humans LOVE engagement with their parents. If positive attention is not happening for them, negative attention will do just fine. Child behavior is largely about recognition and getting [...]
Constant repetition of good activities yields good results. Constant repetition of violent activities yields bad results. Any questions?
“Constant repetition carries conviction” – Robert Collier Yeah I know it does but must parents actually say it 10,000 times themselves? When the washing machine was invented, we stopped washing most of our clothing by hand. When the dishwasher was invented, we stopped washing most of our dishes by hand. When the Victrola was invented, [...]
My romantic journey to the development of Save Your Breath began about 20 years ago as I was having to tell my Son for the HUNDREDTH time to pick his clothing up off of the floor. My parental experience was fraught with stress needing single moms help, anxiety over whether I was ‘doing it right’ [...]