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R-E-S-P-E-C-T Find Out What it Means to Me

Oh, sock it to me, sock it to me, sock it to me, sock it to me… Sorry, I couldn’t help myself. I’m talking about getting respect from your child but I can’t even think about the word respect without this song blaring in my mind. Good work Aretha! Anyway, the first thing I will say should not come as a surprise to anyone who has read even one of my articles. If you want respect from your…

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…

5 Times You Just Need Dad

I feel like Dad’s just don’t get recognized enough. They just don’t get the love they deserve. We know all about how awesome moms are. People are always talking about how moms rock at multi-tasking. How moms cook those mean meals that are healthy, delicious, and pleasurable to everyone. How moms can transition their pouty littles into laughing babes in minutes (sometimes seconds) because we have a record of all the things that have ever made them smile….

How You Lose Authority When You Spank

Push back against anyone who is anti-spanking is inevitable considering a majority of parents in America still spank their children. “In 2014, according to a nationally representative survey, 76 percent of men, and 65 percent of women, 18 to 65 years old, agreed that a child sometimes needs a “good hard spanking.” This proportion has declined modestly since 1986 among women, while approval among males, after declining into the early 1990’s, has remained steady.”(1) Let me preface this…

Happy Man Happy Home

Some of you might be saying, “I thought this was a parenting blog, this sounds more like relationship advice”. A strong relationship between husband and wife equals a happy, healthy, and functional home. That is what I am striving for. I’m just going one step further into a healthy relationship than was defined in Things Parents Should do in Front of Their Kids. I can also see some of you thinking, “what about, happy wife happy life”. I…

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…

Parent to Child Contract

Have you ever felt like you are in a one sided relationship with your child? Well, you are. As parents, we all feel the vexation from being overwhelmed on a daily basis. When you decide to have a baby you enter into, what I like to think of as, a contract. Let’s not be pedantic, I am using an analogy here. This analogy, obviously, breaks down after a while because contracts usually bind two parties to certain obligations. This…

The Power Struggle is Real

Let me start by defining what a power struggle is. When you try to impose your will on, or decide for your child without a negotiation or a conversation taking place; and your child is refusing to let you get away with it. Do you find yourself in arguments with your child several times a day? You know, the ones that come out of nowhere and escalate way too fast? Those are power struggles. I have been thinking about how…