Video: Must Have Routines For Summer Sanity

This week on King 5 News, I shared what routines parents should keep in place over summer.

For more tips on this topic, check out 3 Must Have Routines for Summer Sanity.

 
Parent Coach Sarina Natkin offers some tips to keep everybody sane during the summer time.
 

Reining In A Runaway Preschooler

Reining In A Runaway Preschooler

Help! Every time we walk to the park, my adventurous three-year-old bolts away from me. When I ask her to come back, she just ignores me. When I yell, she laughs in my face. The other day I totally lost it and screamed that we are never going to the park again. It’s been a week and we are both going stir crazy, but I am terrified to try again. How do I help her understand how dangerous this is and get her to stay with me?

Video: Family Meetings

Video: Family Meetings

This week on King 5 News, I shared how to have regular family meetings.

If you are interested in having family meetings in your own home, I recommend reading Family Meetings: Your Most Powerful Parenting Tool before getting started.

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.