Leader of no one

Sometimes we get more of what we want by letting others be the star

Leader of no one

Kubla wants to play soldier.  The girl he’s playing with wants to play hide and seek.  Neither can convince the other.  It looks like the play date might need to end early. I call Kubla

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The Whining Game

I’m always happy to talk things out.  We encourage Kubla to negotiate boundaries.  But whining—we do everything we can to stamp it out.  Including playing with him not getting what he wants. “I want a

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Baby bites

Spit it out if you don't like it

Baby bites

Kubla goes to a friend’s house for a play date. They invite him to stay for dinner. The second he comes home, he asks for a snack. “A snack? Didn’t you just have dinner?” “I

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In the way

Is it possible to do things together instead?

In the way

I like to lift weights at home. It saves me a trip to the gym. Three year old Kubla wants to help. I’m afraid he’s going to get crushed by a dumbbell. Liping tries to

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The ‘No’ Game

Take the wind out of routine defiance

Kidorable blog | The no game

I encourage small children to say ‘no’ and be naughty. I find that when they get the “no’s” out of their system, they feel less of a need to act up later. And they’re more

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The Superheroes Game

What are your powers?

The Superheroes Game

Kubla loves superheroes. We like to make up our own, each with their own special powers and back story. Kubla likes being Rabbitman. He was bitten by a radioactive rabbit. He can jump really far

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