For many years, teachers and parents have been concerned about self-esteem and have looked at ways to increase children’s feelings of their own abilities, potential, and worth as human beings. However, focusing on self-esteem doesn’t always help in the long Continue reading What is “self compassion” and why is it essential?
Note: This is a post about EXTREME parenting for those with highly volatile, violent children. If the biggest problem you have is getting your child to make her bed, then this is not a post for you. This one Continue reading Violence and 9-1-1
Sometimes it can be so easy for me to forget how far we have come and just happily skip along my merry way, thinking that everything is “normal” now and we are never going back to the scary early days of this Continue reading The root of all defiant, stubborn behavior
This is a story about a setback that my son and I went through a few days ago. I originally posted it in a parenting group on Facebook, but I decided to share it again here because it seemed to Continue reading The Setback