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 11, 2013 by kvalenti
Fear and uncertainty are as much a part of parenting as bruises and band-aids. They are part of your every day and they will continue...
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...
Apr 14, 2013 by kvalenti
So, you know how last week I told you that I thought I had made a huge mistake? Well, I still don’t have an answer to that and...
Apr 7, 2013 by kvalenti
What do you do when you take a long look at yourself and you decide that a huge parenting mistake has been made? Well, I can’t...
Mar 24, 2013 by kvalenti
You know boys? Those messy, dirty rascals that always have holes in their pants and dirt in their hair? The ones that are always...
Mar 17, 2013 by kvalenti
Taking a page from Amanda Palmer, today I want to talk about value exchange and the art of asking. Value exchange is the idea that...
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 24, 2013 by kvalenti
Some time back, I read an article about an exercise where students were asked to do a different creative thing for 100 days and to...
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 3, 2013 by kvalenti
At the start of the new year, I took some time to reflect upon “me as a parent” in 2012. I can’t help but think...
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...
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