raising intelligent, creative and empowered tots
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 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?...
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...
Dec 10, 2012 by kvalenti
I won’t lie to you, I was utterly heartbroken when I found out that Santa wasn’t real. I was probably way too old to...
Dec 3, 2012 by kvalenti
Have you ever wondered about those parents who seem to have it all together? Their kids are never throwing tantrums or yelling at...
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...
Oct 15, 2012 by kvalenti
Flexibility is the third of the Negotiation Ground Rules for effectively negotiating with children. The other two are Respect and...
Oct 8, 2012 by kvalenti
Fairness is the second of three Negotiation Ground Rules for effectively negotiating with children. The other two are Respect and...
Oct 1, 2012 by kvalenti
Respect is the first of three Negotiation Ground Rules for effectively negotiating with children. The other two are Fairness and...
Aug 16, 2012 by kvalenti
Look at him. He’s so cute, isn’t he? What’s his name, you ask? Why, he’s the Master of Disaster. You think...
Apr 9, 2012 by kvalenti
The Negotiator turns 8 on Saturday (!) and so this week, we are borrowing a lovely concept from his school to celebrate this...
Sep 20, 2011 by kvalenti
It is hard to judge our success as parents, how do we know when we are doing something right? Last night, the Diva went to spend a...
Sep 5, 2011 by kvalenti
Do you ever feel like you love one child more than the other? One child is a brat and the other is so cute and kind and helpful and...
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