Stop, Redirect, Reinforce

Hello, overreaction! I constantly find myself exhausted, in the middle of a battle, thinking that I never should have engaged. When I remember one of the most basic parenting strategies, I can usually avoid power struggle catastrophes that leave everyone unhappy and battle-sore. It’s called STOP, REDIRECT, REINFORCE. This is ground-level strategy for babies and toddlers who don’t understand cause and effect consequences, but can … Continue reading Stop, Redirect, Reinforce

Oh My Lie

What is the likelihood your kids will tell the truth when they know you are going to blow your top or spank them when they do? Next time you ask “Who broke…?” “Who spilled…?” “Who took…?” ask yourself a question: “Could any self-preserving person dare to answer me honestly?” Pain versus honesty is a hard choice for little kiddos to reason through. But…it they know … Continue reading Oh My Lie

When Mommy’s Home with Me is Published!

  Book info: “When Mommy’s Home with Me” written by Alison Moulton, illustrated by Kinsey Beckett. Hardcover: 32 pages Publisher: Sweetwater Books, an imprint of Cedar Fort, Inc. (February 2017) Language: English ISBN-10: 1462120091 ISBN-13: 978-1462120093 Product Dimensions: 1 x 5.5 x 8.5 inches $14.99 Purchase at: Amazon Barnes and Noble Cedar Fort     Continue reading When Mommy’s Home with Me is Published!