10 Alternatives to Saying “No” to Your Child

Results of a study published by Redbook magazine found that the average toddler hears the word “no” up to 400 times each day. Sources cited in their research also showed that kids who are repeatedly subjected to the word “no” without further explanation tend to have...

Dog Training and Child Discipline, the Premise is the same

Dog Training and Child Discipline, the Premise is the same Today, I had an opportunity to watch an episode of Caesar Millan’s the Dog Whisperer.  This episode was about a woman who had 4 yappy misbehaved dogs that had the run of the household.  The worst part, for me...

Life is a Party and You Don’t Have to be Invited

Guest Blog by Dr. Andra Brosh PhD. Life is a Party and You Don’t Have to be Invited and guess what else? YOU DON’T EVEN HAVE TO R.S.V.P! I came to realize after years of feeling excluded and alienated that I wasn’t being left out, I simply wasn’t showing up in...

My Brother

By Traci Ellis I am the big sister of a brother born with special needs. When a child is born into this world, there is always excitement and attention focused on the new baby. This lasts until the novelty wears off and things return to a new normal. When that baby...

Happier and Calmer Mornings

Our daily lives are filled with stress from the first second our little darlings open their eyes in the morning until we see their angelic little faces peacefully asleep at night.   Our mornings usually set the tone for the entire day.  If mornings are chaotic and...