My One Sentence…

Recently I was asked to participate in a Holistic Parenting summit, and one of the questions the host asked was this: Can you sum up in one sentence the overall advice you want families to remember while going through the pandemic? Do you want to know my one sentence? You won’t be surprised to hear …

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Positive Reinforcement: If You Don’t Do It Right, It Can Backfire!

I recently listened to a Hidden Brain podcast that covered the pros and cons of awards. In one discussion of how awards can backfire, the host described a study of 15,000 California students, where those students who received awards for perfect attendance quit working so hard and instead started to attend school less often! One …

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Why Some Parents Don’t Want Their Kids To Do Chores…

Those of you who have been through one of my coaching programs know that a big piece of my work involves helping kids to share in the responsibilities that come with family life. Usually I frame this in terms of “chores.” Cleaning a shared space, washing the dishes… yardwork… taking out the garbage… walking the …

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