If you’re  like many parents, at one time or another you have felt the embarrassment of your child “acting up” in public. For example, screaming while flailing her arms on the floor of a grocery store. These moments are frustrating to both the child and the parent. Moments like these may lead the parent to bribes or threats.

In this blog, I’ll be discussing this and other common challenges faced by parents.

Welcome to “Parenting SOS!” Raising a child is the hardest job I have ever had! There is not one manual for us to follow step by step. Children do not just successfully thrive through stages without disasters.  However, fortunately for us, there is a load of real-world research on this topic that can show us some tried and true strategies we can use. We don’t have to navigate through these years based only on our own personal experience and intuition.

My passion, for over 25 years, has been studying the research in early childhood, teaching and parenting, and conveying what I’ve learned to others.  This includes time teaching Early Childhood courses at the university and community college level, and also time spent teaching preschool and elementary school classrooms.  I believe that it is important that theory is connected to practice.  For almost fifteen years now, I have had the true test of connecting theory and practice: parenting!

I’d like to share my strategies and my own experience in guiding children, and look forward to hearing back from others on their own experience in using similar strategies.  If you wish to contact me, please email me at ParentingSOS.Chicago@gmail.com.