POSITIVE PARENTING

HOW DO WE GET CHILDREN TO COOPERATE?November 2018

We live in a world of instant gratification. It is part of the culture of our country. People want fast results right now. The problem is that fast results are often not aligned with our value system, and that is when we create struggles for ourselves. We enjoy instant gratification, like being able to order Read More »

By Tammy Sassoon, M.s.ed

HELPING MY CHILD STRUGGLING WITH A MOODOctober 2018

Oftentimes I watch well-meaning parents trying to persuade their child out of their negative expression of emotions to no avail. What is a healthy role that parents can play to support their children when they are upset? Before we even discuss how we can be supportive let us realize that it’s really okay for our Read More »

By Tammy Sassoon, M.s.ed

QUALITY OF LIFESeptember 2018

We all know people who seem to have such a great quality of life. Their redeeming characteristics are a happy and relaxed demeanor. At first glance, people think that they have such a great quality of life because they are privy to unlimited wealth, children with calm demeanors who always listen to them, and the Read More »

By Tammy Sassoon, M.s.ed

POSITIVE PARENTINGAugust 2018

Dear Tammy, I am not away for the summer, and I am feeling like I need some time away from my children – just to rest up. Do you have any advice for me? Sincerely, Needing a Break Submit a question to Tammy If you are a frustrated mom or dad looking for answers to Read More »

By Tammy Sassoon, M.s.ed

POSITIVE PARENTINGJuly 2018

“The best way to keep our children in check over the summer (or any time) with regard to rules, is to follow the rules ourselves.” Dear Apprehensive, Enjoying a relaxed atmosphere combined with rules and routines is certainly the way to go with your family in the summer. Let us first define what a healthy, Read More »

By Tammy Sassoon, M.s.ed

POSITIVE PARENTINGJune 2018

Dear Tammy, I would like to help my children calm down when they get upset, but I find myself getting all upset with them, and then being no help to anyone at all. Do you have any advice? Signed, Looking to Be Calm Submit a question to Tammy If you are a frustrated mom or Read More »

By Tammy Sassoon, M.s.ed

POSITIVE PARENTINGMay 2018

Dear Tired and Confused, It is indeed difficult to function when you are afraid of what might happen if you say “no”to your child, but you are not alone, and there is a solution. If you have read any of my previous responses, you already know how important I believe it is to make sure Read More »

By Tammy Sassoon, M.s.ed

POSITIVE PARENTINGApril 2018

Dear Desperate for Advice, I am glad that you are asking your question because bedtime is one of my favorite topics, and I am sure many readers with young children will benefit from your question. If you follow this plan, your entire evening can be different. First, make sure that you are often teaching your Read More »

By Tammy Sassoon, M.s.ed

POSITIVE PARENTINGMarch 2018

Dear Tammy, My son is 12 years old, and attends a school where filtered phones are permitted. Unfortunately, he seems to be totally addicted, and spends hours every night in his room using the phone. Do you have any advice to offer? Sincerely, Phone-Addicted Child Dear Phone-Addicted, Unfortunately, you are not alone. Many parents are Read More »

By Tammy Sassoon, M.s.ed

POSITIVE PARENTINGFebruary 2018

Dear Tammy, My children are confused and scared after hearing about such tragic events in our community. How can I effectively help them feel secure when such scary events have been taking place around us? Please Help! Sincerely, A Concerned Mother Submit a question to Tammy If you are a frustrated mom or dad looking Read More »

By Tammy Sassoon, M.s.ed
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