Welcome! You’ve come to the right place if you want to create a strong, loving relationship with your kids. You don’t have time to read all the books about brain science, child development and psychology. You’ve heard that studies show punishments and rewards are not effective in the long term. You feel lost when your kids melt down or when they don’t “play nicely”

Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.

~ Albert Einstein

From The Blog

Dr. Shefali – Being a Conscious Parent

One of the things I love most about our work, is building relationships with people whom we’ve admired and who have helped us along the way. Dr. Shefali Tsabary is one of those people. Talking with Dr. Shefali is like swimming in a mountain lake--it’s crystal clear,...

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How to Talk to Kids About Sex, Consent, and Intimacy

When I was a kid my parents taught sexuality classes to engaged and married couples.  During my high school years, I would come home, after an evening of babysitting or being with friends, to find my parents in the living room with a dozen young, eager looking couples...

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3 Reasons Why Kids Lie and What You Can Do

Last time we talked about how lying was an important developmental sign for children. (If you missed Part 1 about lying and brain development you can read it here.) While it’s reassuring to know that lying is a part of development, you may still be left with the...

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Kids Lying to Parents is a Good Sign

Have you heard a child  say… “I have a horse in my backyard.” (When she doesn’t.) “I didn’t hit him.” (When he really did.) “I’ll turn off the computer after I finish this game.” (Then she doesn’t.) Starting at 2 or 3 years of age kids start lying. Being lied to is...

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What To Do When A Child Hits Another Child

I’m wondering if you can relate to this parenting dilemma that my sister had. My sister was with her daughter, who is 15 months old and just learning how to walk. They were at a playground with lots of other moms and kids. One of the older girls got mad and as she...

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Should you pay kids an allowance for chores?

We like it when kids--especially our own--do chores around the house. One of our daughters is a master at cleaning the bathroom. The other one takes out the recycling, the trash, and does all the cat care. They both help with the dishes and setting the table. But we...

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