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Author: Larissa Haring

Raising Problem Solvers Who Think Outside The Box

This can be a scary and challenging world sometimes.  Do you want children to feel confident they can handle most conflicts and be good problem-solvers? Do you want children to be able to think quickly and clearly in a crisis? Do you want children to have healthy coping strategies when they are in stressful situations? … Continued

Loving Limits

Loving limits help surround our children with a sense of safety, consistently and trust. Why are these things so important? We all need to know the rules, the boundaries and the expectations. When we know what the expectations are, we are able to function and succeed. When the expectations are unclear or change often, fear … Continued

Teaching and validating your child’s feelings

Calm down, you’re okay! What does that really mean?  If I would have told my three-year-old that in the middle of Target while she was screaming and melting down…. would she have known what I meant? When you are having a really bad day, someone looks at you and says, “Smile”, you instantly feel like … Continued

Prevent the Meltdowns by Keeping Your Cool

  Why is my child acting like this? The tantrums or meltdowns that come from nowhere, being afraid to say no or change plans.  Thinking to ourselves “why can’t we just have a good day?”  “I know I love my child, why is it so hard?” You are not alone Feeling like you keep talking, … Continued