Happiness, Temperament, and Smart Parenting

Happiness, Temperament, and Smart Parenting I once had a parent who sat in my office discussing his daughter, an 8th grader-smart, pretty, and extremely anxious.  She was very concerned that she needed to get into one particular Ivy League college or life would be over- I was concerned about how she would survive high school over the next four years given how myopic and unhappy she was in middle school. [...]

Nurturing Our Children- Batteries Not Included

Nurturing Our Children- Batteries Not Included Children do not come with batteries.  It is not as simple as turning on the switch and watching them perform. It is not as easy as turning on the switch and asking them to perform to your satisfaction-it rarely happens that way.  Instead, most parents generally discover from early on that children have a will and temperament of their own that requires a more [...]

By |2018-06-14T18:36:32+00:00May 21st, 2018|Parenting, Parenting Lessons|0 Comments

My Most Important Parenting Lesson Over The Years

My Most Important Parenting Lesson Over The Years So what makes us the font of all wisdom at Confident Parenting? Despite over seventy years between us in working directly with parents and their children, I would be the last to suggest that we are the fonts of all wisdom. Every day, we learn so much from parents. A most important lesson learned happened the time a very important politician set [...]

By |2018-06-05T17:13:39+00:00May 1st, 2018|Parenting, Parenting Lessons|0 Comments