raising intelligent, creative and empowered tots
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 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...
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 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...
Nov 19, 2012 by kvalenti
You’re a busy parent and you have a lot to do. So you ask your kids for help. Naturally, they ignore you or simply refuse. What...
Nov 12, 2012 by kvalenti
Ok, I know you have rules but have you ever felt like sometimes they just are flat-out ignored, frequently debated or disagree with,...
Nov 5, 2012 by kvalenti
So you’re worried that your child is not making the right choices? They seem to be influenced by their peers or things they see...
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...
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