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...
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...
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. …...
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 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 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...
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...
Oct 22, 2012 by kvalenti
Let me share with you a very real and troubling concern that I have. Perhaps you share it too. My kids and yours are growing in a...
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...
Sep 25, 2012 by kvalenti
You’ve read those articles telling you that you should never negotiate with children, it undermines your authority....
Jun 12, 2012 by kvalenti
It has been a while since my last post and I apologize for that absence. There is a good reason, though - it’s time for a...
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