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Preparing Kids for the Real World

Last week, I talked about how we cannot force our children to behave any more than someone can force us to drive the speed limit, pay our bills, or show up to work on time. Yes, there are consequences if we don’t, but can anyone really force us? Does that mean we have...

How to Have a Better Family Dinner Conversation

It’s possible that dinner conversation is not quite what you had dreamed of. I had fantasies of a happy family gathered around, politely eating a meal that they appreciated and each person happily chatting about their day, one at a time. If you have that,...

The Car Sanctuary

So often while driving, my kids would fall asleep and I found that to be a quiet peaceful time. So, I decided to make my car my sanctuary.

“Mr. Fisty”: Part 2

This is Part 2; to read Part 1 of “Mr. Fisty,” please click here. After an exasperated parent coaching client of mine found some relief with his brilliant five-step “Mr. Fisty” process, new developments emerged (as they always do with kids) that caused him to...