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An Unhealthy Relationship with Social Media

Hello, my name is Zandria Schnur and I had an unhealthy relationship with a social network. No, this is not a joke, along with the good, I do believe that I have let a social network impact my life in negative ways. I am quite an intentional person and one day I had a realization. […]

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Attention Seeking Behavior Update

In a not-too-recent post, I wrote of the issues we were having with our daughter and a severe case of negative attention-seeking behavior.   As promised, I set out on a mission to test out a hypothesis that more focused time with her one-on-one would help decrease the negative attention-seeking behavior and replace it with choices and […]

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You Can’t Make Me!

“YOU CAN’T MAKE ME!” It isn’t just something over-stimulated three-year-olds scream at their beleaguered mothers. If you’ve ever heard those words, or just experienced the dawning realization that your child has adopted this attitude, you know how frustrating it can be. The worst part? He’s right. You can’t make him. Before he could even talk, […]

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Mom Confession: I Have a Temper

It always starts out okay. I can stay calm for the first, second, third and even sometimes fourth time I ask my children to do something. But, if I have to ask again – it’s no longer calm and patient. It’s a straight out yell. It never makes me feel good, it leaves my kid’s […]

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