The Best Ask

Me: “I said No, you can’t.” My son: “But…please! I really want to Mommy!” Does...

The Best Ask
Triggering Fury

The other day Chris and I had a couple of interactions that did not go...

Triggering Fury
I Missed My Son’s Stop Sign

Recognizing overwhelm signals (Skill 9) and staying connected during intense emotions without going over the...

I Missed My Son’s Stop Sign
The Tendency Towards Intensity

There are times even the best parenting advice and guidance does not work. As parents,...

The Tendency Towards Intensity
Returning to Joy

At my son’s final swim lesson of the season, the instructor led my 7-year old...

Returning to Joy
When The Going Gets Tough…

Recently I walked into my sons’ bathroom to hang a towel. While placing the towel...

When The Going Gets Tough…
When Things Turn Ugly

One evening after the boys were in bed I walked into the kitchen to hear...

When Things Turn Ugly