‘Real Talk’ with Susan Stone Belton

‘Real Talk’ with Susan Stone Belton

Sibling rivalry is defined as “competitive feelings that children in a family feel toward each other”. It is a normal and expected part of family life. It is also very annoying to parents who have to listen to arguing, whining and complaining, and who...
Learn to Enjoy Meals With Your Children

Learn to Enjoy Meals With Your Children

If I could wave my magic wand to erase one parenting concern, it would be the issue of food. When should my child eat? What should my child eat? How much should my child eat? We measure servings, count bites, and worry way too much. But here’s the only thing you...
Listen and acknowledge; then respond.

Listen and acknowledge; then respond.

“Listen to understand, not to respond.” I have spent the past several years offering the above advice. I have explained that often we listen while planning our response, and in doing so, we do not truly hear what is being said. Once we really listen and understand...
My 2015 Parenting Resolutions

My 2015 Parenting Resolutions

Stop trying to be a perfect parent and stop trying to raise a perfect child. Not try to do everything myself and will be willing to ask others, including my children, for help. Spend as much time as possible with my child, but will also carve out time for myself and...
Happy Holidays…From My Family to Yours

Happy Holidays…From My Family to Yours

This holiday season… A great ime to create wonderful family memories: visiting with families and friends, giving and receiving gifts, sharing with those less fortunate, cooking and baking good food for your family. This is a time to have fun with your kids. Bake...
My Kid Doesn’t Listen to Me!

My Kid Doesn’t Listen to Me!

My kid doesn’t listen to me! It’s a comment I hear daily. Parents say “My kids don’t listen to me.” And what they mean is that their children don’t do what they tell them to do. Their kids don’t obey them, they don’t follow directions, and they don’t come when...