One – Twooooo – Two and a half… When Counting Doesn’t Work

We’ve all done it. Counted. We have all experienced parenting fail when counting. Why doesn’t counting work? When we count, we teach children they get more chances to follow directions or comply.  Does your boss or spouse give you that many chances? Counting may work initially, but children quickly learn that they get two, two…

Tough Transitions…Help your child SEE what comes next

I cannot count the number of times parents are seeking advice because their child doesn’t want to come inside or leave the playground resulting in a monstrous fit.  Let’s face it, transitions are hard for everyone.  Transition difficulty happens as all ages, an older child may negotiate while a younger child may try to escape…