raising intelligent, creative and empowered tots
May 11, 2013 by kvalenti
It is said that “success puts an end to fear and uncertainty.” But it doesn’t. Nothing puts an end to it because...
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...
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 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 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...
Jan 4, 2013 by kvalenti
Anger management. You say those words to yourself time and time again as you watch your child lose herself in the throes of the...
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...
Nov 26, 2012 by kvalenti
In a fit of rage, your child did one (or more) of the following: hit you or another threw something at you or another said something...
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