A Parent's Tool Box: The Compass

A Parent's Tool Box: The Compass

  We might think the compass  useful if we have run away for awhile and decide to find our way back home! Use: The compass will encourage you to[...]
A Parent's Tool Box: The Level

A Parent's Tool Box: The Level

When you are off balance did you ever notice how the children’s behavior spirals downward? Use: To check in and make sure you are in balance. The[...]
A Parent's Tool Box: Screw Driver and screw

A Parent's Tool Box: Screw Driver and screw

If the only tool you have is a hammer, then you might see many situations as a nail. Explore these other suggestions to see if you might enhance your [...]
The Language of Encouragement !

The Language of Encouragement !

Tired of saying "Good Job!" and ready for some new ideas to encourage your child? Come join me on Wednesday, March 22,2017 from 6:30- 8:30 PM at t[...]
6 Steps to Deal with Separation Anxiety

6 Steps to Deal with Separation Anxiety

    Thanks to a participant in an ongoing Parenting class for submitting the following question: "Everyday when I drop my 3 yr.old [...]
10 Characteristics of Positive Discipline

10 Characteristics of Positive Discipline

There are many moving parts to effective discipline and if you have been trying out Positive Discipline you may be surprised at the steep learning cur[...]
10 Simple Tips to Positively Impact Your Parenting

10 Simple Tips to Positively Impact Your Parenting

  When you want your child to listen, be sure to maintain eye contact.Since 80% of communication is nonverbal you want to be sure that your child [...]
BRAVING: V is for Vault

BRAVING: V is for Vault

  Anything of great value should be kept in the Vault. The sacred trust we build with our children has several aspects to it. What's in your V[...]
Upcoming Parenting Workshops with Lois Olson

Upcoming Parenting Workshops with Lois Olson

A series of Workshops is available over the next three months. Where: The Fort Collins Senior Center, Fort Collins, Colorado When: Two Wednesday[...]
Why Being Accountable Makes You a Better Parent

Why Being Accountable Makes You a Better Parent

How to be better parents? When we are held accountable for a job or position we’ve opted to take on we are being serious and committed. Parenting is b[...]