Let’s just say it: at this time of year, we don’t always get the best behavior from our kids.
They’re overstimulated. They’re out of routine. In many end-of-year traditions they are being showered with gifts.
This can make them forget that life is about so much more than receiving presents from everybody who walks through the door (or whose door they walk through.)
So, today I wanted to help you deal with the gimmes!
Listen for three ways to gently help your child step away from the gifts.
A free PDF that you can download called “Three principles of kids and gifts”
The scoop on my latest book, just out! One reviewer says “If you’re ready for communication and mutual respect to replace chaos and misbehavior, do yourself a favor and read 10 Secrets Happy Parents Know.“
The video of the week: “Teaching a child that it’s better to give than to receive”
And thank you so much for listening!
Temper Tantrums and Potty Training:
During today’s break I share about two helpful free guides I offer.
While the podcast is long-form – your opportunity to look into the mind of a child development expert – the free guides are super quick.
You can watch the video, read the checklist, and immediately handle the temper tantrums or get started with potty training (depending on which guide you choose : )
Click here for the FREE video and checklist to handle every temper tantrum
Click here for the FREE video and checklist to successfully potty train your child
Thanksgiving is supposed to be fun, right? It’s time with family, one last deep breath before December’s insanity.
But when our kids were small I used to worry.
It’s such a big meal. It takes such preparations. And it goes on for such a long time… How could I keep my boys quiet and happy on this day?
Then, there were the issues of stranger anxiety, and of small kids in a crowded space, with lots of treasured knickknacks and plants for them to hurt or break “on accident”… How could I give them a sense of security, and everyone else the sense that “here’s a kid who won’t destroy everything in sight”?
In this bonus episode I give you 5 ways to alleviate these problems, just in time for tomorrow’s celebrations!
I am SO thankful.
In this episode I share an announcement about something happening right now: the “I’m thankful” special, where you can join our exclusive parent coaching community for just $1 for the first month.
One member of the Ninja Parenting Community (NPC for short) recently shared in our forums: “What a difference this has made!!!… I truly cannot thank you enough.”
When she wrote those words I felt so grateful. To know that the work I do strengthens the bond between a parent and child; to know that I have expertise that brings families together?
Nothing feels better than that to me.
I am so thankful, and I want to share that gratitude with you.
If you’ve been thinking about jumping into NPC, but but you weren’t sure that membership would be worthwhile, reread those words from NPC member Mama Llama above.
Imagine a December in which, when your young child acts up, you’ve got a place to come and get help right away.
Imagine bringing your kids to a family gathering without being fearful of what their behavior could be.
Imagine that instead of feeling gut-wrenching worry, instead of the guilt or sadness you feel when you shout or spank your little one, you could enjoy this special family time.