When Natural Consequences Don’t Work: The VLOG

This morning I watched a great free webinar about how to use natural consequences. I saw the testimonials; amazing stories like the woman whose three year old is just buckling themselves in and is delighted to do it now!

When Natural Consequences Don’t Work

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The Opposite of Criticism: The VLOG

What is the opposite of criticism? Is it praise? I doubt this. Praise is about building someone up and can be superficial. Criticism is about identifying problems that need fixing, at least in the eye of the beholder.

The Opposite of Criticism

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Doing the Wrong Thing… to Get Our Parenting Right.

What defines a good parent? How do I know if I’m doing a good job as a parent? Here’s a little secret: a lot of the time you don’t. But over the years in pediatric practice I have become convinced that a good parent is a parent who is engaged with their child as a loving leader. And sometimes leaders decide which rules to follow, and which rules to break.

Doing the Wrong Thing to Get Our Parenting Right

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