March 4, 2022

The Importance of Validating

Validating your children’s feelings helps them feel understood and loved. Sometimes, we want to quickly fix what they’re sharing when, honestly, they just want to be […]
February 23, 2022

Give Them Choices

  A child in the 2- to 4-year-old age range can, for instance, can decide if she wants to wear red socks or blue ones, and […]
February 14, 2022

Entitlement-Free Tweens

Entitlement-free tweens tend to have parents who have been more authoritative in their parenting style. Rather than trying to be their child’s friend, the “cool” parent, […]
February 5, 2022

Starts Out Innocently

  Although there’s nothing wrong with offering a reward to a child who’s earned it, parents can inadvertently foster a false sense of entitlement when they […]
January 18, 2022

Teaching Values Takes Time

Values Most parents believe it’s important to instill such values as respect, kindness, honesty and compassion in their children because it lays the foundation for them […]
January 9, 2022

Delaying the YES’s!

  Whatever happened to just losing and disappointment? We live in a society today that is enabling our children to expect to win and receive in […]
December 27, 2021

Bank on Success

Five reasons your teen should get a checking account   As kids get older, their trusty old piggy bank may not be the best way to […]
December 18, 2021

Involved Parenting Builds Enduring Connections

  When parents take time off to relax and recharge, kids learn that taking care of themselves is important. Puff says modeling plays a critical role […]
November 30, 2021

Togetherness: It’s What’s for Dinner

  With sports practices, music or dance lessons, and school or work commitments, the idea of having the whole family sit down to dinner together can […]
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