Parents, have you talked to your kids about sex & other awkward stuff yet?

 Parents, have you talked to your kids about sex, suicide & other awkward stuff yet? Parenting,Lisa  ...more

Your Parent-Esteem Survey

Firstly, I have a lot of new Coaching Programs on the way.  Here is what's available so far, including the next 8-Week Toddler Program starting April 7th.  The current Toddler Program is in Week 4 and I'm getting lots of fun feedback from parents along the way....more

Are you a Mean Mom

The term "Mean Mom" has been floating around for awhile.  I always thought it meant grown up version of "Mean Girls", all that bitchy stuff.  Well, now it seems to reflect mothers who discipline.Ugh ... since when did discipline get mixed up with being mean?  It's mean NOT to discipline your children....more

Parents, Do you feel guilty saying "no" to your children?

Do you feel guilty saying “no” to your child?  They look up at you with those big beautiful eyes and say, “Mommy, can I please have another cookie?” even though they just had 2 cookies and dinner is ready in an hour.  Here’s what adds to the guilt, you know they’re going to be upset and may even have a tantrum if they don’t get that 3rd cookie.  It’s just easier to give in to keep the peace....more

“My Daughter’s Allowed to be a Brat … she goes to Steiner School”

Last weekend I was in Starbucks and there was a mom and daughter beside me in the line-up.  The girl was about 8 and was touching all the food, even putting her finger through wrapped sandwiches … yuck.  Everyone around was horrified but not saying anything.  I said, “Excuse me, but your daughter is poking her fingers into the sandwiches.”  The mom looked angry and said, “She’s in Steiner.”  ...more

Parenting Radio Program

I will be doing a parenting radio program, starting October 13th, 1:00 p.m.  It's a podcast and I believe it will also be broadcast on SFU radio station (90.1 FM)....more