First of all, you need to accept that anger is a perfectly natural feeling for your child to have. It's what they do when they are angry is where they need help. Empathize with their anger. They are struggling with something and you are going to help them work through it. Also, remember that anger is usually a by product of another feeling that is the root cause of the issue.
Watching a child having a panic attack is heartbreaking. So much stress, fear, and anxiety for such young individuals. We have struggled with panic attacks over the years for various things and when they occur they are debilitating. Nothing happens. We can't move. We are simply paralyzed. In this quick tip video, I share my 5 favorite techniques to stop a panic attack. What I love about these is that they work really well, they are easy to deploy, and are fun for your child.
Under the current environment it is important to be extra diligent about keep our children's toys clean. This is also important for children that have underlying heath conditions, such as asthma and allergies. Unfortunately, there are many plush toys say that they are surface washable only. Leaving us with the question how can I clean and sanitize these stuffed animals?
I believe sleep is the number one thing you can improve for dramatic improvement in your child’s life for better focus, emotional grounding, behavior, and learning that it is the first thing we address in the Empowered Parent Program. If you know someone who’s child is struggling with sleep, please take a second and tag them or share this with them.
The other day I was having a conversation with my brother. We were talking about our children and nagging came up. It was what he said that made me pause and ultimately led me to a discovery about myself. He said, "we nag because we are so tired and frustrated they don't do what we've told them 100 times to do."
Did you catch it? The reason I paused...Probably not. So let me explain.
When I tell people that Samantha is unschooled, many of them are taken aback. They have a puzzled look on their face. I go on to explain that learning happens naturally for all of us through the experiences we have in life. In this process, it is not necessary to force children to learn something specific, as they will follow their natural curiosities, passions, and interest. Subjects, such as reading, math, science, present themselves through that engagement.
I take a guided eclectic unschooling and homeschooling approach with Samantha so we can work through her specific learning needs in a calm loving environment without the social pressures, excess busy work, and emotional peer overload. This gallery is a collection of all the games, worksheets, activities, crafts, and materials we have made. I hope you find them useful, and you can always reach out to me if you have any questions on any of them.
This is a subject that comes up quite frequently when I am talking with other parents. Often the scenario is Mom sees the struggles of her child, but Dad doesn’t. This disconnect leads to arguments between the couple, inconsistent parenting, and adds a layer of anxiety on everyone in the household.
So what do you?
Did you ever do dot-to-dots as a kid? I did. Most of the time you could tell the picture without even having to connect the dots. That is until I came across Extreme Dot-To-Dots. These pages are filled with hundreds of dots and hundreds of numbers. Honestly, you have NO idea what the picture is until you have completed connecting all the dots. I find this to also be true of our lives and our children's lives.