Teaching How to Stop Teasing

“Waaaaahaaaaa!” screamed Porter, my five year old, from the other side of the family room.  I looked over there just is time to see Paije, his much older sister, trying to pry one of her shoes from her little brother’s hands while keeping a close eye on the other shoe.  Before I could even get a word in, Paije had grabbed the first shoe away from her younger brother and no

Problem Solving in groups

      Problem solving is a great group skill as well as an individual skill.  Group discussions and family meetings are great places to use SODAS.  My children are not perfect, and never will be, so we get the opportunity to problem solve together all the time.  One day, a few years ago, all four of my children ended up crying all at