1. It Takes Too Long. I recently had a parent tell me that it is so much easier for her to just do the chore than to wait for her kid to finish. She wondered if it was worth it. “It takes my son 28 minutes to unload the bottom drawer of the dishwasher but […]
Help Your Child Change the World
That’s a pretty big order, isn’t it?! Last week during a presentation to a class of 8th-graders, I unintentionally scared some students. They let me know it, in no uncertain terms, during the Q & A at the end of the presentation. Quite a few admitted that they panicked a bit when I told them […]
What If She Doesn’t Remember How to Make Friends?
Dear Dr. Renee,Due to family health issues, we have been very isolated this past year. We are finally ready to face the world. I signed my daughter up for a two-hour/day, 2-week camp. What if she doesn’t remember how to make friends or interact with them?-Kristina Dear Kristina, It has been a tough year, especially […]
How To Stay Calm When Your Child Is Not …
Dear Dr. Renee, We’ve had a lot happening in the past few weeks. Due to less sleep and a number of other things, there have been a lot of tantrums. How do I stay calm when my child is not?– Jen Dear Jen, It is so hard to remain calm when you have a lot […]
Teach your child to be considerate of other cultures
Dear Dr. Renee, How do I teach my child to be considerate of other cultures and people who are different than us? -Lisa Dear Lisa, Some people say kids are “color” blind, but I disagree. Children notice many things, including the fact that some people are different colors, wear different clothing, speak different languages, or […]
Laundry at 4?
Dear Dr. Renee, I think I heard you say that your kids did their own laundry when they were 4. How do I do that? –Patty Dear Patty, I started my kids “helping” with laundry even before they were 4! This is a learning process and does take time, but it is not hard and […]