Monthly Archives: March 2013

A Necessary “No”

If the child cries for what they want, the answer is always “No.” Always? Yep. Consistency is key with this tool. If you’ve ever found yourself giving into a demand made by your child just to stop the crying, this is a good one. We instilled this practice early on in our parenting and we avoided so many of those kinds of struggles with


Rule of Three

I’m not that hot on “rules” of parenting. But this one has worked so well for us when my son was young that I’m going to stick with its name, “The Rule of Three.” It’s a great parenting tool any time you want your child to understand an expectation or new experience. It’s three simple steps involving REPETITION. 1. Tell or show your child