Posts in the ‘Parent Coaching’ Category

The “I’m Bored” Generation: Here’s Why Our Kids NEED To Be Unplugged And Restarted

http://community.today.com/parentingteam/post/the-im-bored-generation-heres-why-our-kids-need-to-be-unplugged-and-restarted_1490029767?cid=sm_fbn_pt

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The “I’m Bored” Generation: Here’s Why Our Kids NEED To Be Unplugged AND Restarted

After eight exhilarating days in Costa Rica, my family and I waited in the security line at the San Jose airport to return home. With an iPhone in her hands, headphones in her ears, my daughter, 11, rolled her eyes and actually exclaimed, “I’m soooooo bored!” Seriously?! My husband and I exchanged looks and asked […]

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Stepping Back and Lovin’ It Part 3 – Social Drama!

https://www.jccchicago.org/stepping-lovin-part-3/

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The Importance of an Apology: Lessons from the Ryan Lochte Scandal

Last night as I watched television coverage of the Ryan Lochte scandal,  (pre-apology) I COULD NOT BELIEVE what I heard Mario Andrada, spokesman for Rio 2016, say. Mr. Andrada actually said, “Let’s give these guys a break”… and “They were having a good time.” WTF?! BTW I curse or text-curse when I am this angry. […]

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Overnight Camp & the “No-Parent Zone”

Monday, I watched my 11 yr old daughter board the bus for a month at overnight camp. This is her third year at sleep-away camp, but this year she is going to a different camp. As we pulled up to the buses, we saw some familiar faces and many new ones. While some campers bopped around […]

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4 Ways That Parents Fuel Sibling Rivalry and How to Prevent the Fire:

While some days siblings are each other’s BFF’s, other days they are worst enemies; “He pushed me!” “I was here first,” “That’s mine!” “That’s not fair” and “I’m telling!” Certainly conflict is common in every relationship. Siblings will irritate one another, bicker with and compete with one another. While competition and jealousy are just a part […]

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8 Ways To Reduce Nagging (and Negativity) Now

  Have you ever counted the number of times you say “no”, “don’t” or “you can’t” to your children throughout the day? It fuels negative energy…and it’s absolutely exhausting! Decrease the negativity in your home and parent more peacefully with these guidelines: 1. Shift to Positive Language Take a moment and pause before you shout […]

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It’s the End of the School Year! 8 Ways to Ease the Transition

Anyone who has moved from a comfortable and familiar environment to a new and unfamiliar one knows how difficult that can be. For many, the end of the school year brings stress and anxiety as children shift to a summer routine, separate from beloved teachers and classmates and in the fall, may even change schools. […]

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