December 17, 2017

The Top 4 Ways To Be More Present

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By Erin Kurt We’ve all heard it before, “You need to live in the present” or “Be more present”. Although we know this to be true, we often find it difficult to be present because our lives are so busy. We always seem to be multi-tasking, which is the complete opposite of being present. Here… Read more

15 Parenting Strategies that Prevent the Need for Discipline

that Prevent the Need for Discipline

By Erin Kurt There are two ways you can approach parenting: one, from a reactive place and two, from a proactive place.  Although you need to know and consistently use a simple, loving and effective discipline approach like I teach my clients, it is important, if not crucial, to learn proactive ways of avoiding misbehaviors… Read more

How to Stop Yelling at Your Kids

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By Erin Kurt I love a line I read in a book once. It went something like this: “If it isn’t life threatening, if the house is not ablaze, if it is not an emergency, or if the child you are yelling to is not half a mile away, then yelling is the wrong choice in… Read more

3 Phrases to Get Your Child to Listen to You Instantly

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By Erin Kurt Throughout the years of being a teacher, mother and parenting coach, I realized that there are some very powerful phrases, that if used consistently, can be extremely effective when parents are trying to get their child to listen or to get them to do something instantly. Here are 3 very effective phrases… Read more

The Secret to Raising Happy Kids

Secret to Raising Happy Kids

By Erin Kurt If you were to make a list of all the things you’d love to provide your children what would your list look like? Many people spend every waking hour stressing and worrying about how they can provide this and that for their children, but I want to propose that the BEST gift… Read more

20 Ways to Reinforce Good Behavior

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By Erin Kurt Why is it easier to say something to our kids when we’re angry at them than when they are doing what we want them to do? Picture a lazy Sunday afternoon and you’re reading your favorite magazine while sipping a cup of tea. Your children are in the next room playing a… Read more

The Big Secret to Getting Your Kids to Behave

Secret to Getting Your Kids to Behave

By Erin Kurt Ever wonder why some days your kids just seem to test you, rebel against you or resist everything you ask of them? That happened to me a couple of days ago and I want to share with you how I resolved this issue.    My family has been on holiday for the… Read more

How to be a Stress-Free Parent This Year

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By Erin Kurt A new year is about to unfold. Are you going to be in the driver’s seat as to how it unfolds? Or are you going to be a passenger in the backseat, just going along for the ride? We’ve all felt the way the latter feels. I remember when I would feel… Read more

3 Ways to Help an Older Sibling Deal with Having a New Baby in the House

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by Erin Kurt Has your older child been overly aggressive or desperate for attention since your new baby arrived? This situation can be very stressful for a tired mom and dad, however it needn’t be. Here are a few tips on how to turn this tiring situation around. 1. Schedule one-on-one time with the older… Read more

The Top 10 Things Children Really Want From You

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What do you think matters most to your children? You driving them to lessons and practices, or is it the smile and hug you greet them with after school? If you guessed the latter, you are correct. Twelve years of teaching and giving the same assignment every Mother’s Day has led me to the exact… Read more