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

The Secret Sauce of Parenting

A lot of us feel alone, as parents. It’s not easy for you or your kids… However, there are many things that bring me hope. One of them is my mom’s amazing homemade BBQ sauce. We all called it “secret sauce”. I wanted to put secret sauce on everything… ice cream,...

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How Kids Learn To Speak For Themselves

A few days ago, I was sitting next to our daughter at the DMV (Dept. of Motor Vehicles). She leaned over and said to me, “Mom, we should just go and talk to them.” I said, “No, people are scary. Let’s wait until our number is called.” She pointed to the counter said,...

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A Simple Exercise to Strengthen Relationships

It’s Cecilia here. This might come to you as a surprise… Jason and I have to work at our relationship quite a bit. We’ve gone to classes, read books, done workshops and retreats together, and go to therapy. When we are together and it’s going well, our relationship is...

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How to stop yelling

Hands down, I think the most difficult part of parenting is to shift from an automatic response–yelling, time-out, or punishment–to a thoughtful response. We talked with Dr. Lynyetta Willis about how to transform our triggers recently. If you want to hear the first...

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3 Things To Do When Your Kids Trigger You

No matter how old your kids are you’re going to have feelings about them and their behaviors (unless you’re a Zen master!). Here’s what is happening at our house right now… Our oldest daughter is learning how to drive… which brings up all sorts of feelings for Jason...

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What to do when a child name calls, hits or kicks

During a recent Q & A call, Natalia described a situation with her son… “At school, some kids hurt him accidentally, then he called them names. I’ve already tried telling him to ignore the situation, use breathing, or use his sensory box to calm down. After he...

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