Teaching Kids Emotional Intelligence

"Hold emotions as sacred." Sounds good, but how? Read on to learn more about five things you can do to teach emotional intelligence in your home. Meltdowns, tantrums, hitting, biting, screaming, crying, demanding. There is not a parent on the planet who does not feel triggered when their kids find themselves stuck in their brainstem, where FLIGHT, FIGHT and FREEZE rule the day.

Just Keep Swimming

This post is for all the mamas and papas out there of littles, whether of twins or not, that feel like they are “in the trenches”. I feel ‘ya. Those first few weeks, months (years???). Man. When my B/G twins, youngest of four, stepped on the bus and left for Kindergarten this Wednesday, I sat […]

Parenting by the book. Don’t do it.

The first few years (decades?) of motherhood are hard. Wanting to feed, love and help this adorable little person grow the 'right' way fills any new parent with all consuming questions, the answers to which seemingly allude you alone. And the questions other people ask --- ohhhh the questions. "Is he sleeping through the night?" What the hell does that matter? Worst. Question. EVER.

How to Get Kids to Listen Without Yelling

If you are parenting a strong-willed child, it’s likely that each and every time you attempt to exert your authority, your child responds with some sort of resistance. Ignoring you. Defying you. Engaging you with back talk and banter.