The “Me, Me, Me” Epidemic: A Step-by-Step Guide to Raising Capable, Grateful Kids in an Over-Entitled World
I get it! There are a LOT of choices when it comes to finding great reads and resources for raising kids who are not only well behaved…but well on their way to being happy, healthy, independent people when they grow up. With that said, I hope you’ll indulge me while I shamelessly share with you ten great reasons why I think you should pick up a copy of my new book – The “Me, Me, Me” Epidemic today.
You’ll get the tools to…
- Say NO. One of the toughest challenges for parents in today’s world is to set limits you and your kids can feel good about – and make them stick. Read More →
The “Me, Me, Me” Epidemic is here!
It’s that time – or ALMOST that time anyway! My new book, The “ME, ME, ME” EPIDEMIC: A Step-by-Step Guide to Raising Capable, Grateful Kids in an Over-Entitled World hits bookstores in less than a month on August 11, 2015!
This book has been a labor of love for more than two years and it’s a topic that parents everywhere are concerned about. In today’s 24/7, often over-stimulated, over-indulged, can’t-get-enough culture, even the best parents struggle to find the energy to say “no” to their kids—even when they most need to hear it.
Whether you’re starting from scratch with toddlers or navigating the teen years, this book will be your go-to guide to solving your biggest parenting struggles and ridding your home of the entitlement epidemic. You’ll learn 35 easy-to-implement, un-entitling tools for empowering your kids without indulging them. Fueling their spirit – not just funding their wish-lists. Fostering respect, compassion and gratitude, rather than focusing on themselves. Teaching responsibility, resilience and real-world skills. And parenting in powerfully positive, proactive, life-changing ways.
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Finding the Right Tech Balance on Vacation
In today’s uber-connected culture it seems everyone from preschoolers to baby boomers are glued to phones, tablets, laptops, and a whole host of other techno-gadgetry. There’s certainly a place for that in our busy lives –those tools are necessary components of business, school, and maintaining calendars. But when we want to go off the grid and treat ourselves and our families to quality downtime and a much-needed vacation, it’s important to create some guidelines for putting away the electronics and tuning into the conversations, memory-making and fun experiences happening in the moment.
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6 Life Lessons
Our world has become smaller and smaller, in part, because today’s technology helps us communicate in ways we never dreamed possible. On the other hand, there is still a big, wonderful world out there beyond our smartphones and tablets, filled with learning opportunities and exciting adventures. When we travel with our children, we provide them with experiences and lessons they’ll take with them all of their lives.
So if you’re eager to start the next journey with your kids, here are a few ways that you can make it crazy fun while also empowering them with important life lessons. (How’s that for a win-win?)
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How to Change Habits WITHOUT Causing a Food Fight
For every parent who has ever felt the frustration of trying to feed a picky eater without losing their cool, or caving into unhealthy habits, this message is for you.
Here’s what we know – in today’s world, there’s not a lot of EXTRA time to go around. Certainly not enough to make a separate meal for a picky eater or get involved in a power struggle during what could be quality family time.
Fortunately, dealing with testy taste buds doesn’t have to be a struggle for parents. There are practical and even fun ways to get persnickety children to expand their mealtime favorites list without causing a food fight.
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Guest Post by Dr. Laura Markham
Bickering is not yet a full-fledged fight, but it could become one. Or it could just go on all day long until it drives you crazy. Some amount of bickering is normal, since kids are still learning how to express their needs appropriately. But bickering is always a sign that something is less than optimal. You can think of it like a light on your car dashboard saying you need an oil change. The first time it flickers, you don’t have to take action. But if you ignore it repeatedly, the light will become constant, and at some point your car will break down.
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