Archive for September, 2013

Bonding With Your Child

Mother and Daughter Bonding

As a therapist who works with children and families, I often get questions about how to get a child to stop a bad behavior. Parents will say, “He constantly throws tantrums.” Or “If I tell him ‘no’, he just does it anyway. “ They ask, “How can I get my child to do what I tell him to do?” Before

Why is there chocolate on this doughnut?


Do your kids ever ask questions that puzzle you?  Not because you don’t know the answer, but because you are not sure of the answer to give them. I know of a father whose girl asked such a question.  They went out one Saturday morning for doughnuts and his little girl chose the one with chocolate frosting and colored sprinkles. 

Parenting Toddlers with the “Uh-oh” Song


Effective discipline depends on the age of the child.  For children who are small enough to be carried and placed in a location that they can’t get out of themselves, you can try singing the “Uh oh” song. I remember when I first started using the “Uh oh” song.  My little girl had just learned to walk.  This stage was

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Becoming a Love and Logic Parent in Arizona

Do you ever feel discouraged when you ask your kids to do something and receive attitude or flat out non-compliance in return. It is easy for all of us to get discouraged, or even angry, when we spend a lot of time and effort trying to provide the necessities of life for our kids when we get responses like, “I