Posts Tagged "success"

On-Time with Empowered Children

On-Time with Empowered Children

Would you like to be able to make sure things get done on time without rushing or over-managing your children? How about putting perfectionism aside and providing guidance without criticism or negative correction? Here are the 7 suggestions that I shared with readers of Rachel Macy Stafford's powerful Hands Free Mama blog at her request in the comments section of her post "The Manager In My...

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Success Training, Not Micro-Managing

Success Training, Not Micro-Managing

Our friend, Rachel Macy Stafford's post, The Manager in My Home & the Five Words that Changed Everything, documents her shift from micro-managing to empowering her daughters. My assistance was requested when dozens of questions flooded in from parents all over the world about how to put perfectionism aside and provide guidance without micro-managing and criticizing.  One of the points I made...

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Too Fun to Leave — Not Fair!

Too Fun to Leave — Not Fair!

Is it fair to put kids in difficult situations and then expect them to behave? Here's what Leigh from Albany asked: My older son (who is 4) was dazzled by the bookstore. We had never been there before. We went because there was a story time, but he was way too amped to sit for the story. We went with a friend who has a son my younger son’s age (19 months old).   My older son ran around the...

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Swim Class Success Training

Swim Class Success Training

  Ever wonder what a parent coaching call with me sounds like? This one started with a text: My almost 4-year-old threw a mega tantrum at swim class today 🙁   I tried  hard to do SAY WHAT YOU SEE! Tried to be super empathic, match her emotion and everything went to heck. She had been begging me to do swim classes because her sister was doing them, so I signed her up. Well, today...

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Children Don’t Back Away; They Back Up for a Running Leap

Children Don’t Back Away; They Back Up for a Running Leap

You’re in the park with your two children watching the water trickling along a small stream. Your toddler’s eyes gleam as you take his hands and jump him over it. “Again, again!” he cries completely delighted with his success. Meanwhile, your kindergarten daughter sees a wider place downstream, backs way up to take a running leap, and... Where do they learn that? Children seem to innately...

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