It is said that ‘comparison is the thief of all joy,’ and this couldn’t be more true when it comes to our parenting. Whether the comparisons that we feel come from social media or in conversations on the soccer field, they can feel unsettling and make us feel inadequate…Read More.
Most of us have some kind of a special folder or special box containing treasured cards and letters from others that we’ve collected over the years. These heartfelt expressions from others who let us know that we did something for them that was meaningful and appreciated become the heirlooms of our lives. These pieces of our memories make us feel good…Read More.
“Did you hear about the boy who complained about his shoes until he met the boy who didn’t have any feet?” Growing up, this was a question that my mother asked me on a consistent basis. As a little girl…Read More.
Every year, millions of children go to school only to feel that they are not very ‘smart.’ Far too many times, I’ve heard children and young adults make statements such as: “I’m just not good in school,” “School doesn’t seem to be for me,” or “I’m just not very smart when it comes to school.” Why does…Read More.
“Noooo.” “Stop!” “I told you not to.” “How many times do I have to ask you nicely?” “Please don’t!” “If you don’t do this, I’ll *$@#^%***.”
Have these words ever come out of your mouth during your parenting? If you are like so many other parents, they probably have…Read More.
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Are you a parent and feeling stressed about how you are going to keep your child actively engaged this summer and not spend too much time in front of a screen?
Are you feeling worried that your children have already ‘lost’ some learning time …Read More.
Kari, you’re an internationally recognized parenting expert with 40 years of experience. You’ve successfully guided thousands of families to have more positive relationships and learning outcomes with their children, ultimately leading to less stress and happier lives. How do you see your purpose in your role working with so many families?
Parenting may be the most important and difficult job we will ever have and it often comes with little preparation or training… Read More.
How do we talk with our children when frightening events, such as a war, are being revealed to all of us in real time? How can we find the words to comfort our children when we may feel terrified ourselves? How do we even begin to know what to say and what to do?
We may not be able to fix the situation at hand, but there are important parenting strategies that we can use to help our children… Read More.
Don’t Wait For A Crisis In Your Family
Parenting may be the most important and difficult job we will ever have and it often comes with little preparation or training. Whether we like it or not, as parents, WE are our child’s first teachers.
As adults, we maintain our homes, our cars, our electronics and more, but when do we ever maintain our parenting? Many of us have had to learn more about keeping up with job-related information than about how to parent through the different stages of childhood. Read More.
Former Hopi Teacher Helping Two Generations of Students
Phoenix resident and educator Kari Kling is a testament to the immense joy and satisfaction that can accompany a teaching career. Her prolific educational journey began in l981 as a second-grade teacher at Hopi Elementary School.
Until recently, memories of her time as a teacher were in her rearview mirror. But now, Kling’s life has come full circle with former students reaching out to her for guidance and teaching tips for their children. Read More.