A nice way to reconnect
The fight ends. We each go to our corners. Bruised feelings all around. A few minutes later we’re ready to reconnect. I invite Kubla to sit in my lap. We hug. “Who’s my favorite boy
Take the wind out of routine defiance
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
with author and speaker Dave Rendall
Jonathan: Welcome to Kidorable Parenting’s interview with Dave Rendall, professional speaker and author of four books including “Freak Factor For Kids”. I’m Jonathan Domsky, blogger, parenting coach, and cofounder of Kidorable. I heard
Do you accept the challenge?
Kubla won’t brush his teeth. Again. We try to make it fun. We sing a brushing song. It works for a couple days, until it doesn’t. We try to threaten him—“Kubla, no stories until you
What are your powers?
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
Just one drop of poison is too much
Kubla’s friend introduces him to some garbage on YouTube—Violence. Foul language. Women acting like no real person I’ve ever met. He comes home and wants to watch it again. When I realize how bad it
with author and blogger Dayna Abraham
Jonathan: Welcome to Kidorable Parenting’s interview with Dayna Abraham, the blogger behind Lemon Lime Adventures, and the author of the new book: “The Superkids Activity Guide to Conquering Every Day.” I’m Jonathan Domsky,
A boredom buster
Kubla and I are walking in the park. He’s starting to dawdle. He looks bored. I pretend my phone is ringing and answer it. I make like I’m listening. “Kubla, it’s that pirate calling again.
Share the burden, lighten the load
Kubla won’t read his primer. He can’t play video games again until he finishes two pages. “It’s too hard,” he whines. “It’s so boring!” I offer him a deal. “How about this—we’ll take turns reading
A fun distraction
I take Kubla with me to the grocery store. We get to the checkout line. I see three people in line in front of me. Kubla greedily eyes the candy deviously displayed at 4-year old