Starting School and Why Kids Approach It So Differently. It’s All About their Colors
Book fees paid – check. Lunch account filled – check. Parking pass bought – check. I just hit send on the school’s website to pay my daughters fees, so let the 2018-2019 school year begin. But wait, Who stole my summer !?! I openly confess I am obsessed with summer. I love everything about it.… Continue reading
Summer Fun or Summer Slump?
Welcome July, with your warm firefly filled nights. With your tasty homemade treats and abounding family time spent under the stars. And of course, don’t forget all the anxiety. Wait, what? Did I read that correctly? Anxiety, in July? Most adults relish summertime as much as their children. As parents we finally get a well… Continue reading
One-Size-Fits-All Actually Fits Very Few
I had a “ColorWorks is awesome!” moment this weekend. I was booked as the keynote speaker for a team of special ops service men and their amazing families. On the plane to North Carolina I found myself seated next to a gentleman who was deeply engaged in a parenting book. When I boarded the plane… Continue reading
Hitting the reboot
Some say the official date is January 17th while others proclaim it to be the end of February, whatever the actual number these dates represent the day when the majority of us allow our New Year’s Resolutions meet an untimely death. This process is as old as New Year’s Resolutions themselves. We make bold statements,… Continue reading
New Year, New Resolutions
2018 is the year I’m going to … insert a resolution here. Are you making healthier lifestyle choices, traveling more, or getting your finances under control in 2018? I’m sure you’ve also thought about goals for your family as well. Maybe you’re going to start a new more productive routine with your toddler, or be… Continue reading
It’s All Negotiable
How to smooth over negotiations with your teen and their specific color type. “Mom can I extend my curfew for Sara’s party on Friday night?” “You mean past midnight? No, you know the rule.” “But mom, the party doesn’t even start until 8:30!” “Your curfew is midnight, period.” Anyone else preparing for this… Continue reading
That Turkey!…When your Toddler Tantrums.
You’re making a list a mile long for Thanksgiving: shopping, baking, house work, and you feel the stress starting to squeeze you like the waistband of your pants after turkey dinner. And if past experience has taught you anything you know the minute you pack up that last tub of leftover turkey your Christmas list… Continue reading
Parent Teacher Conferences Trick or Treat?
I have always found humor in the fact that parent teacher conferences typically fall in October, a month prized for its tricks and its treats, because these meetings often provide a good measure of both. Some parents arrive grudgingly, squeeze themselves into tiny chairs and sit across from an organized, smiling teacher whom they’ve been… Continue reading
3 Tips to Help your Toddler Cope with New Situations
I’m a new parent, but I have grown up understanding and applying the colors almost my entire life. And even I get thrown for a loop from time to time. This past summer my family went to an indoor water park with our 2 year old son and 6 month old baby girl. As parents,… Continue reading
4 Ways To Be Your Child’s Advocate When They Really Need One
Nobody knows your child better than you! You are the best person to be your child’s ADVOCATE! Don’t be afraid to take back your Mom or Dad power and confidently act in the best interest of your child or teen when they need you too. 1. Be their ADVOCATE when they do what’s right! Cheer… Continue reading