How to Set Up a Bedtime Routine to Really Help Your Child Sleep

I think we all have these sweet visions of rocking and cuddling our toddler to sleep and laying him down gently in his bed as sweet bedtime music plays in the background, sending him off into a deep and prolonged sleep.  Why does it seem then that the mere mention of the word sleep seems … Read moreHow to Set Up a Bedtime Routine to Really Help Your Child Sleep

How to Be Your Child’s Emotional Guide and Change Their Behavior

Did you ever grow up going to summer camps?  I sure did and one of the classic summer camp games we did was a “trust-building exercise” that was supposed to help us come together as a group.  I remember being blind-folded and then spun around in circles 5 times.  My partner would then stand behind … Read moreHow to Be Your Child’s Emotional Guide and Change Their Behavior

3 Ways You Can Use Positive Discipline To Help Your Child

Kicking, biting, scratching, screaming, head-banging!  If you work with a child with autism or have one of your own, these behaviors are a part of everyday life. Knowing how to respond is really one of the toughest and most frustrating aspects of life with these kids. It’s also really puzzling; if only you could understand why.  Why does … Read more3 Ways You Can Use Positive Discipline To Help Your Child

4 Steps to Recovering When You’ve Lost It With Your Child

One of the most guilt-inducing situations as a parent is losing it with your child.  You’ve been there, I’ve been there, we’ve all been there.  It’s easy to feel that you’ve done irreparable damage.  But what if your mistake could lead you to connect on a deeper level with your child? Let’s take a look at how that might … Read more4 Steps to Recovering When You’ve Lost It With Your Child

What to Do When Your Child is Having a Tantrum

Tips for Trantrums

Most of the time, your child’s tantrums leave you either upset or bewildered, but what if you could respond in a way that fostered a deeper connection between you?  Children’s mistakes are wonderful opportunities to learn and tantrums are the perfect example of this.  If you’re tired of losing it, too, then try approaching it in … Read moreWhat to Do When Your Child is Having a Tantrum