The number one thing we need to do with oppositional children (and most aren’t doing)

My son was diagnosed with Oppositional Defiance Disorder at the age of 6. Through getting curious to what was underneath his frequent outbursts and strait up, “NO’s” I discovered that what he really wanted was control over the decisions I was making over his life. When you think about it, children who desire a certain … Continue reading The number one thing we need to do with oppositional children (and most aren’t doing)

Myth 6: Loving my kids means making them happy

- By Shelby Leiding The seventh myth in our series is that good parenting is about raising a happy child. According to Tsabury's The Awakened Family, prioritizing our children's happiness above all else can have some pretty negative consequences - and we're not just talking about dealing with temper tantrums when your child suddenly doesn't … Continue reading Myth 6: Loving my kids means making them happy

Myth 5: Bringing them closer means being a doormat

Many have heard my story of how my son was hospitalized for depression. Depression and anxiety for my son didn’t show up as sadness, it was expressed as anger and lashing out. This looked like profanity, uttering threats, punching walls, and refusing to cooperate. He felt desperate inside which caused his outward behaviour. All I … Continue reading Myth 5: Bringing them closer means being a doormat