Why Setting Rules and Demanding Compliance Doesn't Work…and What Does

Why Setting Rules and Demanding Compliance Doesn't Work…and What Does

Many parents spend too much time focusing on rules and getting their children to obey and comply. Somewhere along our parenting journey, we’ve picked up various ideas of what discipline should look like. Some of those ideas came from books, some came from our closest friends and what worked for them, but most of our parenting style and image of what raising children should look like directly came from how we were raised and our childhood experiences.

Quickest Way To Tame Anxiety

Quickest Way To Tame Anxiety

If left to its own devices, anxiety can make us feel disconnected from ourselves and the rest of the world. When we're anxious, we tend to be in our head a lot. Our breath becomes shallow and out of sync with our body. Once this happens, our nervous system kicks into high gear and further feeds our anxiety. The most effective way to stop anxiety is by connecting to our breath. 

The Reason Teens Push Parents Away

The Reason Teens Push Parents Away

On a daily basis, parents all over the world ask me what seems to be the million-dollar question, “How can I connect with my defiant and hormonal teenager?”

Instead of providing them with a cookie cutter answer, instead, I ask them what their biggest fear is as a parent.

The collective answer always boils down to this...

Your Parenting Style And How It Affects Children

Your Parenting Style And How It Affects Children

Have you ever thought about your parenting style? How about your partner’s? What does it mean? And how does it affect your relationship with your teen? 

Click HERE to take the parenting style quiz and find out how you may be affecting your teen's behavior.

Understanding the manner in which you parent offers insight to understanding the roots behind why you parent in the way you do, as well as insight to your child’s behavior on how to improve your relationship with your them

Do you parent with an iron first? Or are you more lenient?  Or do you find yourself somewhere in the middle? 

The Effects of Shaming, Spanking, and Yelling at Your Children

The Effects of Shaming, Spanking, and Yelling at Your Children

Why do so many parents still believe that yelling and spanking a child is a form of discipline? I can understand how some parents may have a hard time agreeing with me, if they, themselves were spanked and never taught otherwise – one does to one's child...