Three Ways To Promote Intrinsic Motivation In a Child Before School

Whether or not you know it yet, the child you want to develop through your parenting efforts is a self-motivated one. Why? Because intrinsically motivated kids are empowered to take care of themselves when you’re not looking. Or micro-managing. Or fretting. Here are three ways to develop intrinsic motivation in your child before they head … Continue reading Three Ways To Promote Intrinsic Motivation In a Child Before School

There Ain’t No Elf On My Shelf (And That’s Okay.)

An opportunity for bright, new holiday traditions - without obligation. The holidays are a challenging time of year for single, step and blended families like mine. Traditions that once had sweet roots in the family I created find themselves soured in "the other family" we have become. Every year, I'm confronted by those traditions. Every … Continue reading There Ain’t No Elf On My Shelf (And That’s Okay.)