By Ashley Maturo.
As you begin to read this post, think about the device you are using.
Are you accessing our website from a computer? A tablet? A smartphone?
It’s no secret that technology has become an important part of society and provides us with many benefits. It has made keeping in contact with others, staying organized and accessing information (such as this blog) faster, easier and more convenient than ever before.
That said, there also may be some downsides to our daily access to technology. One of the most recently observed is Technoference. Continue reading
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Potty Training Webinar
By Brittnie Stoy.
“I don’t know what to think. The first week he used the potty and now he refuses to use it and wants diapers!”
“She uses the potty at daycare, but at home, she sometimes pees on the floor and then tells me she did. What’s up with that?”
“I don’t even know how to start potty training!”
If you can relate to any of these, you are in the right place. Let’s face it. Potty training is not always an easy task. The reality is that some children have strong, adverse reactions to this transition. Continue reading
Your older child was so excited about the new baby. But, now that your baby is 18 mos, he is uncooperative and sometimes acts like a baby, himself. Meanwhile, you’re trying to control your youngest as she starts to throw tantrums and learns the word “no.”
This scenario is all too common, but there are simple tools you can use to increase your children’s compliance and decrease your stress.
During this live, online class, we will help you to:
- understand why your kids are acting up
- create routines that prevent challenging behaviors from emerging
- promote cooperative relationships between your baby and everyone else in the family
- implement easy, everyday practices that make for a peaceful home
This live, online class is designed for parents of infants and toddlers with older siblings.
Presenter: JoAnn Robinson, PhD
Peace at Home Parenting guidance does not stop when this class is over. After class, you will be invited to join our private Facebook group. There, you will have unlimited access to our team of parenting experts, who will share tips and answer parents’ questions. This Facebook community is also a place to connect with other caring parents, like you. We welcome parents to share challenges and celebrate successes.
In addition, you will receive access to free monthly “Question and Answer” sessions. During these sessions, you will be coached in applying the skills you learned in Peace at Home classes and again you will connect with other parents working to improve skills.
By Brynn Rosadino & Amy Kostak, CFLE.
Is your little boy or girl all grown up?
Are you struggling to have a positive, productive relationship with your adult child?
Once your child is 18, you are no longer legally required to support him. However, many adult children live at home and receive both financial and emotional support from their families. While many adult children depend on their parents, hopefully they are also striving for independence. And while parents want their children to successfully launch, they may still be reaching for connection and, yes, even control. With these new dynamics, it can be difficult to set appropriate boundaries while maintaining positive communication with your children when they are adults living at home. And recognizing what you can and can’t control, as well as what you should and shouldn’t control is an important part of this stage. This can be a learning experience for many parents and adult children. Continue reading
By Brynn Rosadino.
Are you ever overwhelmed by your child’s challenging behaviors?
Do you struggle to stay calm as your child escalates?
If you said yes to either of those questions, you are not alone.
Human beings are built to reflect each other’s emotions. When our children display intense feelings and behaviors, our brains naturally mirror those emotions. We start to feel stressed, angry, fearful, or overwhelmed just like our children.
When a child escalates, it is important to remain a calm center for that child. Though it may not always come naturally, we can learn strategies and coping mechanisms to help during these stressful times. Continue reading
By Amy Kostak, CFLE-P.
The teenage years are crucial to a person’s healthy development, but they can be daunting to parents. While teens are seeking more independence, parents are grasping for connection. This disconnect can result in a lot of frustration. Luckily, we have some strategies that parents can use to improve their relationships with their teens. Continue reading
By Brynn Rosadino.
With the holiday season approaching, stress tends to be at an all-time high. Handling this stress alone can be difficult enough. But when you add the new dynamics of your blended family, the holidays can seem downright impossible. Continue reading
By Ashley Maturo.
As a parent, you know how frustrating it feels when you can’t get your kids to stop misbehaving. No matter how many times you have tried to get them to settle down, they just don’t seem to want to listen. Punishment may seem like the easier solution but there are other, more positive ways a parent can get their child to cooperate that don’t involve the timeout chair. And you may have already noticed – punishment doesn’t improve behavior in the long run. Continue reading