Do you have to REPEAT yourself?

YOU ARE NOT ALONE! Most kids are talented non-listeners. Why? First of all they don’t want to do the ‘boring’ stuff you tell them to do. Video games or legos are waaay more fun. And secondly, they know you’ll end up doing whatever it is you asked of them. How do they know? Expereince has taught…


Try A New Trick.

I’ll bet that you’re a pretty predictable parent. Your kids know what to expect. Here’s a little trick to change things up… It’s pretty easy and a whole lot of fun. Use a little ‘magic’ to turn your NO into a YES. Here are some examples: Can I go out to play? Yes! As soon as your homework is…


Get Organized!

Do you want to teach your child valuable organizing skills? Do you need the parenting tools to get them to follow through? Then this workshop is for you! Charlotte parenting guru Wendy Petricoff and organizing expert Laurie Martin have teamed up to assist you in getting your home and children in…


Time-Out Troubles?

HAVE YOU BEEN WATCHING NANNY 911? And did you put a little stool in the corner of your kitchen? Are you calling it the naughty chair? Oh, I hope not! Parents are always struggling with the concept of TIME-OUT for their kids. They want desperately for their kids ‘pay’ for their mis-doings by sitting…


New School Year. New Expectations.

As summer winds down and the new school year gets ready to begin it's a great time to set expectations with your kids.  Take this opportunity to meet with your child and talk through your thoughts, concerns and expectations for the upcoming school year. Be sure to give them some choices and allow…


Summer Reading Woes

Trouble getting your kids to do their summer reading projects?  Join the club.  Here's a little hint.  Use a Love and Logic enforceable statement.  "Hey honey, happy to take you and your friends to the mall (or insert another exciting event) when I know your summer project is done."  DON'T…


Bedtime Scramble Solved...HOPEFULLY!

Don't know about you all, but my kids are experts are messing around ALL day long and THEN scrambling to get all their chores, homework and important stuff done in the last hour of the day.  It's really started to become a problem.  And then my husband, who has been well trained in the fine art…


Do You Referee Your Kid's Arguments?

I'll bet you do. And, I'll bet it usually isn't very successful! I would also guess that this particular parental duty leaves you feeling pretty frustrated! Instead of getting entangled in the mess that your kids have created just put a Love and Logic® encforceable statement to work for you.…


Love and Logic® Workshops Now Enrolling!

Join me for a four week workshop geared to teach you the Love and Logic® tools you need to help put the fun back in parenting. There is something for everyone…Early Childhood and Teen/Tween classes begin in early October.  Register by calling Jewish Family Services during regular business hours…