How using visual strategies coupled with patience and accountability can strengthen your child’s communication skills Want to make your life easier, improve communication with your children, and have a better chance of getting your parenting expectations met without a fuss? Then it is time to bring visual supports into your home, and I am going […]

Big Kids, Early Teens, Fathers, Infant/Toddler, Mindful Parenting, Mothers, Neuroeducation, Parents, Preschoolers, Tweens

April 14, 2021

5 Reasons Why Visual Supports Are So Impactful for Children & How to Implement Them at Home

Consequences for Kids May Not Be What You Think “What about consequences for kids?”  “How will he learn that he better not do that again?” “How will she know who’s boss?” These are the burning questions I get from parents when I tell them I don’t use punishments in my parenting approach. I have also […]

Fathers, Mindful Parenting, Mothers, Parents, Well-being

February 8, 2021

Consequences for Kids – What Parents Need to Know

Well-Being & How It Can Help You I was scrolling through IG and came across my Marketing Mentor’s post that said, “In January, I set my ‘word’ for the year,” so I started to think about what my positive word could be for 2021. Thank you, Lauren Bordelon, @brandgoodtime, for setting my wheels in motion […]

Fathers, Mothers, Parents, Well-being

January 4, 2021

What’s Your Positive Word for 2021?

Disappointment is a normal part of life, and the lockdowns due to COVID-19 caused some major disappointments while disrupting lives everywhere.  Across the country, children and adolescents have missed out on significant events like graduations and vacations and ordinary daily activities like going to school and being with friends. It’s enough to make anyone feel […]

Big Kids, Early Teens, Parents, Preschoolers, Tweens

November 30, 2020

6 Ways to Help Your Child Deal with Disappointment Through the Holiday Season

How to appropriately voice your own needs to your child Many parents confuse assertiveness with aggression. There isn’t anything wrong or aggressive about clear, direct, and honest communication when done appropriately. You’re merely clarifying your needs to another person – in this case, your child.  Assertiveness is being able to express your feelings while still […]

Big Kids, Early Teens, Parents, Tweens

November 2, 2020

7 Tips to Help You Become a More Assertive Parent

Mindful-ish parenting tips for staying calm Staying cool, calm, and collected protects your relationship with your children and helps you to deal with challenging situations. Still, it can be difficult to keep your cool around the clock. That’s especially true with the additional pressures we are facing since the pandemic.  As a mindful-ish parent, how […]

Parents

September 22, 2020

The Secret to Staying Cool, Calm & Collected with Your Children

Discover your body’s natural brake system, and learn why it is the key to successful parenting Who is the parent you are meant to be?  How did you imagine yourself as a parent before you became one?  What was on your list of “I will never do” and “I will always be like”?  How has […]

Parents

September 7, 2020

Cool Yo ASS: How to Brush Off Parenting Upsets Like it Ain’t No Thang

If Oscarita Can Be a Mindful Parent, So Can You! Meet my alter ego, Oscarita. She is the exact opposite of a mindful parent!  Oscarita is hot-headed and not afraid to tell it like it is. She will get in your face one second and cook you a delicious meal the next. While you are […]

Parents

August 4, 2020

Move from Mindless Reactions to Mindful-Ish Actions

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I had a friend who literally gave herself a headache from trying to be “nicer” to her kids. Her children did not appreciate their new and improved mommy. Instead, they walked all over her. According to her, it was a day and a half from hell.  This friend of mine really wanted to try and […]

Parents

July 2, 2020

Mindful parenting is hard; Mindful-ish parenting is easy

It was a Wednesday around noon (I think). My 14 year old was still sleeping, my 16 year old was attending a Google Hangout in boxers, and I was on day two of not brushing my teeth. Online school work was not being turned in on time, dirty dishes were piling up in my boys’ […]

Big Kids, Early Teens, Infant/Toddler, Parents, Preschoolers, Tweens

June 4, 2020

3 Reasons Why Routines for Children of All Ages Fail and How to Fix It