1. Why Do Kids Lie?

    You know your teenager came home after curfew, your daughter spilled nail polish on the carpet, and your son ate cookies before dinner – so why do they lie about it? Learn about the developmental reasons kids lie below, and explore ways that you can help your child to be more honest. 2-3 Years Old Children at this age typically do not lie intentionally, but struggle to distinguish reality from t…Read More

  2. Why Giving Your Child Choices Helps with Discipline

    It may sound contradictory: In order to get your child to follow through on your specific directions, you offer options for them to choose from. In some ways, yes, it gives your child more control over the situation. However, who decided that giving your child some control is a bad thing? While it’s true that you are in charge as the parent, being in charge does not mean controlling everything a…Read More

  3. Understanding How to Use Natural Consequences vs. Logical Consequences vs. Punishment

    There are thousands of parenting books out there, and sometimes it seems like they each coin their own terms just for the sake of being unique and trendy. But do they actually mean anything different from one another? Here is a clear explanation of three common terms associated with discipline: Natural Consequences – Just as the term says, these are consequences that occur naturally in a cause-e…Read More

  4. Stop Bad Behavior Before It Starts

    The most effective way to stop anything negative is to prevent it from starting in the first place. This is especially true of your child’s behavior. Once poor choices and behaviors become a habit, they are much more difficult to stop, and much more frustrating for you to manage! Follow these tips for “preventative discipline” and teach your child about the rewards associated with good choic…Read More