Posts Tagged ‘Parent Expectations’

5 Steps to Help Your Child Overcome Fears and Phobias

April 22, 2014 | Posted in Anxiety, Confident Kids, Confident Teens, Skills bee_opt

“Why don’t you wait outside while I make lunch?” I suggested to my son earlier today. “But, mom, there are bees out there!” he replied.

With the onset of the lovely spring weather comes fears and phobias that may have been less active in the winter…bees, spiders, insects, dogs, snakes… In today’s post I’d like to share 5 simple steps to helping your child overcome any phobia. Read more…


Parent Expectations Part 2 – The Downside of Setting the Bar Too High

February 2, 2012 | Posted in Achievement, Anxiety, Confident Kids, Confident Teens Climbing Boy

In the last post we discussed parental expectations that are too low. Now let’s explore the flipside– what happens when parent expectations are too high. Read more…


Parent Expectations Part 1 – Small Thinking Leads to Small Results

February 2, 2012 | Posted in Achievement, Confident Kids, Confident Teens, Relationships Fish in Fishbowl

Have you ever heard how a fish grows to the size of its bowl?

This seems to be true for turtles. We once had two pet turtles, each in its own bowl and the one with the larger bowl got much larger. Read more…

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