For Parents

So Your Kid’s a Biter? What Not to Do

First off, don’t refer to your child as ‘a biter.’  This is a normal—and temporary—way for young children to respond to feelings and situations they don’t know how to deal with properly.  Adding a label causes you to see and respond to them differently, and it’s unwarranted.  Excellent educators and caregivers are painstakingly careful not [...]

It’s All Fun and Games…

Sometimes I think worrying has become a national pastime.  Obviously you want what’s best for your child, and you don’t want to see them hurt…and once you have a child, it occurs to you just how dangerous the world really is.  Twigs on bushes suddenly seem to be actively reaching for little eyes to poke, the corners of your coffee table suddenly transform [...]

I’ll Never Let Go: Easing Separation Anxiety in Your Child

The first few times you drop your child off at daycare or leave them with another caregiver, be prepared for crying, clinginess, and even tantrums.  Seeing your little one so upset and having to leave anyway can be heartbreaking, and if you’re not careful you’ll give yourself a guilt trip that can ruin your whole [...]

Are You Teachable?

“Recently, as part of at Christian businessman’s retreat, I had the opportunity to hear Ken Sande speak on the topic of “Relational Wisdom”.  I was blown away!  I hope you enjoy the article.   Bob Kuehner Chief Servant & Storyteller Amazing Kids Management Group,   Are You Teachable? I’ve been in the middle of hundreds [...]

My Little Copy Cat

It’s amazing to me how naturally and easily my children mimic me!   If you’ve ever watched a child attempt to blow bubbles for the first time, you know exactly what I mean. Babies love bubbles, and they love popping them, but what they seem to love the most is blowing the bubbles themselves. They don’t [...]

Cuddle or Correct? What’s Right?

Now that I’m, “Papa” to grandkids, my kids—their parents—think I’ve absolutely gone soft! There may be some truth to that. Getting kids out of diapers and out of college and into life is pretty tiring but I’m convinced that, having raised three kids, I’m better at figuring out what’s worth getting upset over and what’s [...]

Toddlerzilla: Help! Strong Willed Isn’t Even Close!

Sometimes, despite our best efforts as parents, our children will behave badly. They might throw temper tantrums. They might act out against those around them. They might resist authority to the extent that you’ll wonder if “No!” is their favorite word. It can be frustrating. It can be humiliating. And yes, occasionally, it can even [...]

Potty Training 101

Congratulations! Your child is about to enter a milestone time of development in his or her young life: the age of potty training. And congratulations to you too! You’ve made it through the years of dirty diapers, excessive laundry and lugging the diaper bag throughout town. Soon you will begin that carefree period of potty [...]

Tummy Time

When you lay your baby down to sleep, you’re careful to put him or her on her back for safety reasons, but that doesn’t mean that your son or daughter should spend all of their time face up. Tummy time is actually an integral part of mental and physical development for your baby. In addition, [...]

I’M NOT HAPPY!!!!! Managing temper tantrums & Melt-downs.

There are few things that pack more fury than a child’s temper tantrum. Screaming, crying, kicking, hitting, biting, holding their breath—kids pull out all the stops when they’re trying to express their frustration, anger, jealousy or sadness. When it occurs at home, it’s a hassle. When it occurs in public, it’s a downright nightmare. Here [...]