Video: What To Do When Kids Play Favorites

Video: What To Do When Kids Play Favorites

This week on King 5 News, I shared tips on how to move through those stages when children show a preference from one parent over another. 

For more tips on this topic, check out the blog post Daddy Do It! What To Do When Kids Play Favorites.

Moms Who Inspire: Myla Rugge, The Seattle Mom Prom Founder

Moms Who Inspire: Myla Rugge, The Seattle Mom Prom Founder

Dust off those strappy sandals and pink taffeta gown, because prom isn’t just for kids anymore. One Seattle mom is giving all moms a chance to redo prom without all the drama of our teen years. Seattle Mom Prom is the prom you always wanted; great tunes, good friends, and no waiting around for someone to ask you.

Sick of Nagging? Try Less Talk, More Action

Sick of Nagging? Try Less Talk, More Action

Can you imagine if your partner said, "put on your shoes" ten times before you left the house? Is there any reason to listen to the first nine times? By the tenth time, you might be ready to throw your shoes out the door and tell your partner to go by themselves!

And yet, with our kids, we yell orders from the other room and wonder why our demands are not met. We repeat them again and again, ramping up our own anger and frustration.

They ignore us and we keep demanding.

Parenting Intentions For The New Year

Parenting Intentions For The New Year

I am not a big fan of new year’s resolutions. We come up with a list of things to do better, to be better, to spend less, and lose more. We think about all of the things we don’t like about ourselves and decide January first is the day to make all of these changes at once. Both my professional background and my life experience have taught me this is an ideal  recipe for failure.

Video: Helping Kids Find Gratitude

Video: Helping Kids Find Gratitude

This week on King 5 News, I shared how to help children develop a sense of gratitude during the holiday season and all year. For more on this topic, check out Gifts & Gratitude: Helping Kids Appreciate The Holiday Season.

Holiday Parenting: More Buddha, Less Martha Stewart

Holiday Parenting: More Buddha, Less Martha Stewart

Many of us can’t wait for the holidays. We imagine lazing around with family, drinking hot cocoa and kids content to play all day, needing nothing but their new toys. In reality, we often find ourselves frantically finishing holiday shopping while wrapping up work projects before the kids are out of school for two weeks. Not to mention packing for travel or rearranging the house to accommodate in-laws. Alas, it seems that sometimes our fantasy does not align with reality.