Category: Parenting

Why You Should Never Speak Badly About Your Ex, To Your Kids

Why do relationships end? To rid yourself of something that didn’t work. To stop fighting. To be at peace. To ensure your kids are in a healthy environment. All of these reasons speak to, ridding yourself of the negativity that once was. Still Speaking badly about your ex? Or is that negativity still lingering? It

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4 Ways To Treat Your Children With Respect, Starting Today (And Why It’s Important)

We’ve all heard the saying Respect is a two-way street, yet as parents, a lot of us forget this saying extends to our kids as well. It’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day tasks and it’s easy to go into overdrive with our roles as parents, telling our children what to do and

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If You Are Trying to Raise Mr. or Mrs. Independent, Read This!

I mentioned in a previous blog, Why My Three Year Old Has Chores. Instilling confidence in Kian will allow him to want to try new things. At three, every toddler is probably trying to insert their independence and show you how big they are and how much they can do. This is the age when they

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Different Parenting Styles With One End Goal (Find Out What That Is)

Recently, I gave another presentation on parenting concepts at KIPP Sol Academy, in East Los Angeles, CA. And many parents, with different parenting styles gathered in one room to listen to this presentation which was focused on the concept of teaching our children kindness, respect, values, and compassion for others. The thing is, even with so

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Key Benefits of Having a 16 Year Gap Between My Two Children

I didn’t plan a 16 year gap between my children, but that’s what occurred. And I’m often asked by other parents if this has served as an advantage? Here’s a bit of what I tell them. Time does fly An advantage of having gone through this is having a real notion of how fast time

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