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Have you ever wondered how to stop the minimal sibling bickering such as: he said my doll was dumb, she said her car was cooler than mine, he said I’m not doing a good job coloring? Look no further my friend. I have a very simple solution to this problem and it works beautifully. I’d like to note that children are not being mean when they say these things; they are trying to assert themselves. Of course, with…

The Parent’s Role in Disputes Between Siblings

We have all had those days when our children just can’t get along with each other. I find that eventually we go into “fed-up mode” and we end up saying something like: “You guys, knock it off. Just stop”. I’m sure this happens to everyone with more than one child from time to time. It has certainly happened to me, more times than I care to admit. Unfortunately, this is not the best approach to dealing with our…

Why Spanking Doesn’t Teach The Difference Between Right and Wrong

I wholeheartedly believe that the majority of parents that spank do so because they lack knowledge, patience and tolerance for disrespect, which is good. I believe that parents misunderstand the nature of their child’s behavior to be a personal attack. When in all actuality, it is their individuality struggling to emerge and develop. Spanking only speaks of our limits as parents, not their limits as children. I do not believe most parents spank in order to cause the harm…

Honest Confessions of an Imperfect Parent

I am the first to admit that I am not a perfect parent. I genuinely have no concept of what that would even mean. I vaguely discuss how I wasn’t always a peaceful parent in About Peace of Cake Parenting. What I couldn’t possibly portray on that one page was: How many times I experience defeat. How I am unsure if the bad habits that were hardwired into me as a child will ever be completely gone or…

Parents Are Not Exempt From Apologizing

We have all made mistakes as parents. I am certainly not exempt from relapsing into the bad communication that was provided to me as a child. Being a peaceful parent does not mean being a perfect parent. Who even knows what a perfect parent would look like? I’ll be the first to admit that I think a perfect parent is something that doesn’t exist. I found myself apologizing to one of my littles again the other day. That…

Things Parents Should do in Front of Their Kids

Parents are the foundation of the family. Their bond created the family. The way the parents interact teaches the child how to act in their own relationships. Not just romantic relationships when the child is older, but all of them, including the one they have with you. Your child learns by absorbing the interactions of the relationships surrounding them. Most people think, `if I show them love and kindness then they will learn how to be loving and…