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Who benefits from ‘time-out?’

You. You (the parent/caregiver) benefit from sending a child to time out. You’re the only one who does. Let’s face it, it gives you a reprieve from whatever ‘bad’ behavior they were engaging in… a chance to clean up the huge mess made with the toilet paper and shaving cream.  But don’t think it’s actually… Read More Who benefits from ‘time-out?’

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How to Say “No” Without Actually Saying “No”

Have you ever heard of Yes Days? It’s when you designate a day to just saying “yes” to whatever your child suggests or requests.  There can be rules, obviously, like putting limits on spending, or distances travelled. But have you ever tried it? When  we say “yes” we open ourselves to more possibilities. Not to… Read More How to Say “No” Without Actually Saying “No”