Category: raising happy kids

How can I encourage independence in my clingy kiddo?

How can I encourage independence? episode #16 Question – “My daughter constantly follows me around the house always wanting my attention. I give her A LOT of attention! I’m a stay-home Mom and we are together all the time. She even follows me into the bathroom. I’ve tried “filling up her tank” just to see … Read more…

Disrespectful Child

What’s the right way to handle a disrespectful child? My son is 8, is a great kid all around, but he’s mean to me. He can be sweet and loving one minute, but a rude and disrespectful child the next. He talks back, ignores me when I’m talking, and “accidentally” bumps me with his backpack … Read more…

Fighting kids – How to get my kids to stop hating each other

Episode #14 Today’s Question: My middle school kids are constantly fighting. They are close in age (12 and 13) and used to be the best of friends, always playing happily together. Lately, however, it’s been awful. They bicker and are constantly picking on each other, trying to bring the other down. I really want my … Read more…

Torie Henderson

Yell less by saying no more

Today’s Question: My kids are constantly pressuring me for sweets. They ask for sugary cereal when they get up in the morning, cookies after school, and dessert before they go to bed at night. My daughter tells me other kids tease her when she brings healthy food to school. She wants to bring processed junk … Read more…

How can I help my daughter make friends?

Today’s question: “My daughter is 9 years old and doesn’t seem to have any friends. There are girls in the neighborhood we carpool with, and kids she goes to school, gymnastics, and temple with, but she doesn’t seek these kids out on the weekends or after school. At recess or on weekends, she prefers playing by … Read more…

Do you want grateful teenagers?

THANK YOU SO MUCH!  I AM SO GRATEFUL TO YOU! Thank You so much for letting me into your mailbox! Every time I see a new subscriber sign up, or an long time subscriber open an email, I feel SO MUCH GRATITUDE! It’s like when I was a kid and the doorbell would ring. I’d … Read more…

How to get your kids to go to bed on time

Are you doing the Back to School Happy Dance! YEAH!!  woo-hoo! via GIPHY But oh my what a pain it is to get kids to go to bed at night, so they can be on time for school in the morning. Last spring, I wrote a blog about how to get kids out of bed … Read more…