Kids have more energy than their parents...because they are running on newer batteries~~but if you believe your child is running on nuclear power or jet fuel...then this group is for you! Tell us your wildest, craziest stories; ask us your most burning questions, and vent about your most enfuriating stranger comments...because we know where you're coming from and we know it has nothing to do with you!!

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Tara Kennedy-Kline wrote at November 9, 2011
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Have you ever had to confront your spirited child when you just KNEW it had the potential to go really, really wrong? Take a deep breath and imagine you are your child...someone has to give you feedback/bad news/a job to do. How would you need to hear that statement in order for you to actually be ok with it? What words would ease you and make you want to comply? Then use that language to communicate with your child. Simple, direct and gentle.
Tara Kennedy-Kline
Tara Kennedy-Kline wrote at October 25, 2011
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Our kids actions can sometimes be so frustrating, particularly in public. But how many times do we lose it and discipline our kids for behavior that's more embarrassing than it is "wrong"? Model control and good choices by taking a breath and asking yourself, "how would I want my child to handle this with a friend?".
Tara Kennedy-Kline