Want Your Child to Listen? Try this.

Want Your Child to Listen? Try this.

It was a playful, sunny afternoon at our house. We had been playing for a while, pulling toys out of the toy bins, moving from one activity to the other. As I looked around, it looked like a bomb went off. I has having trouble walking around. There were toys...
Toddler Not Listening? Try The Timer Technique

Toddler Not Listening? Try The Timer Technique

Is your toddler not listening to you? This can feel infuriating. We are trying to help them, trying to set boundaries, trying to establish a functioning household but it’s like no one is listening. We discovered the Timer Technique a couple of months ago and it...
One Tip to Help Survive The Terrible Twos

One Tip to Help Survive The Terrible Twos

The terrible twos are maddening and emotionally draining. I find myself reading more parenting books than ever before and asking my friends for advice. While I haven’t found a miracle cure, I have come across one magical tip that has made life a lot easier. To...
Setting Expectations for Your Child

Setting Expectations for Your Child

We just returned from a long weekend at the cottage. We had an amazing weekend and Hailey was so well behaved and a breeze to be around that I could hardly believe it. There were many times, too many to count, where family members and friends commented on how well...