raising intelligent, creative and empowered tots
May 18, 2013 by kvalenti
“I hate the way I look” your child mutters turning away from the mirror in anger. Or perhaps, “everyone is smarter...
May 4, 2013 by kvalenti
Let me start with a little story. A while back, the Negotiator had an opportunity to run a zip line through a forest. The zip line...
Apr 27, 2013 by kvalenti
Your heart is pounding in the dark, your hands are clammy, and your mind is reeling with the near-miss your child had today. You know...
Apr 21, 2013 by kvalenti
You are a parent so naturally you have some parenting concerns: making sure your child doesn’t have low self-esteem keeping...
Mar 10, 2013 by kvalenti
You’re the parent, right? You get to call the shots. After all, you are the boss. So why doesn’t anyone act like it?...
Mar 3, 2013 by kvalenti
I know why you started drinking. It’s because sometimes it is so infuriating to keep asking your children to do the same thing...
Feb 17, 2013 by kvalenti
Sex, drugs, guns, girls, boys, kisses, breasts, new hair, deodorant! And the list of awkward moments goes on. My kids are at an age...
Feb 10, 2013 by kvalenti
Here’s a little riddle for you: I have 3 things that are also 16 things. What are they? A penny, a nickel and a dime. …...
Jan 28, 2013 by kvalenti
I recently had a conversation with another parent about punishing kids. Her position was that punishing kids is never ok. I...
Jan 21, 2013 by kvalenti
How often have you watched your child struggle to solve a problems? Our instinct is to jump in and help her out. But that’s a...
Jan 14, 2013 by kvalenti
All children do things that make their parents cringe, things that put a stain on the family name or worse, on your personal...
Dec 30, 2012 by kvalenti
I want to start by thanking you again for your continued support and encouragement on this blog. It is not always easy to know what...
Dec 17, 2012 by kvalenti
“All the kids in my class know more things than me,” your child says one afternoon. “Whenever the teacher asks a...
Oct 29, 2012 by kvalenti
Over the past year and a half, I have written posts on a variety of topics. One topic in particular has consistently surfaced as...
Oct 22, 2012 by kvalenti
Let me share with you a very real and troubling concern that I have. Perhaps you share it too. My kids and yours are growing in a...
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