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
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...
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...
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 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...
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...
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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