Why The Kids Do Not Listen To Their Parents

“I call out to my kids many times in a day  but they never listen.”

The frustration on this parent’s face was clear. We were part-way through a recent parenting workshop I was running when the issue arose.

The most common responses you get from the parents while asking the simple question, “When your children want your attention, what do you normally say or do?” Continue reading

Teaching Good Manners to Your Children

We all know those children.

The ones who say please and thank you. Who share without whining. Who ask to be excused before they leave the table.

Sometimes they’re our very own children, behaving in a way that reminds us we’re doing something right. But other times, those same kids are melting down at Chili’s or using their fingers as tools for nasal exploration. Continue reading

Helping Kids To Listen and Respond!

As parents we spend so much of our time talking to our kids — and then wonder why they don’t seem to hear us. In heated moments, we find ourselves stuck in power struggles, but can’t figure out what to say to stop the fighting. Sometimes we just don’t know how to answer a tough question. Continue reading

Helping children react to the thought of a parent’s death

 

Each child reacts to this complicated and heartbreaking issue in their own way. The answer depends on many factors, such as the child’s personality, his or her relationship to the sick parent, the age of the child, his or her maturity, and the child’s developmental needs—along with how close or distant the death is. Continue reading

Things Dad Do Better…!

Moms are always thought of as a default parent. They are the one’s who care, feed, nurture and protect children. It is called motherly instinct, and it is hardwired in every mom’s brain. It is seen that everybody feels a stronger bond towards his/her mother than father. This is true even in case of animals.  Continue reading

Missing Taking Care of Dad!

I miss taking care of my Dad.  He was in pretty bad shape for quite a while toward the end and required lots of care.  It was at this time of his life that he said one of the most memorable and flattering things he ever said to me. With all of the anguish and frustration and physical pain he endured, he told me that he feels safe when I’m around. Continue reading