Respond v. React

Appropriate to respond or react? - Wishing Well Family Services - Virginia Beach

Respond v. React by Linda Michie, Executive Director and Founder at Wishing Well Adoption & Family Services For the purpose of this line of thinking, let’s define reacting as something you do in the moment without thinking about it first. … [Read more...]

MAKING children behave!

Helping Children Behave - Wishing Well Family Services - Virginia Beach

Making Children Behave by Linda Michie, Executive Director and Founder of Wishing Well Adoption & Family Services You can’t make children behave. You can’t really make anybody do anything. You can inspire them. You can teach them the benefits … [Read more...]

All you need is love… right?

Love is not enough. Parenting advice from Wishing Well Family Services - Virginia Beach

by Linda Michie, Executive Director and Founder at Wishing Well Adoption & Family Services All you need is love . . . right? Wrong. You need skills. Parenting skills. In my work I have supervised hundreds of parents who have had problems with … [Read more...]

Safe Sleeping

Safe Sleeping advice from Wishing Well Family Services - Virginia Beach

Sleeping with Baby by Linda Michie Executive Director and Founder of Wishing Well Adoption & Family Services This will be the most important blog I ever write. Please help me share this information any chance you get with anyone who will … [Read more...]

Setting Clear and Simple Expectations

Setting Expectations - Parenting advice from Wishing Well Family Services - Virginia Beach

by Linda Michie, Executive Director and Founder at Wishing Well Adoption & Family Services Many years ago I attended a wonderful training to become a mediator. During the training, the instructors had us play a card game. No one was allowed to … [Read more...]

Heal Yourself

Tips on Healing Yourself - Wishing Well Adoption and Family Services, Virginia Beach

by Linda Michie, Executive Director and Founder at Wishing Well Adoption & Family Services If at all possible, before you have children, heal yourself. If you already have children, start today. Deal with your old hurts and resentments. Put to … [Read more...]

Handling Tantrums and Violent Outbursts

Handling tantrums, outbursts - Wishing Well Families in Virginia Beach

by Linda Michie, Executive Director and Founder at Wishing Well Adoption & Family Services First let me say that if this is a simple "whaa" because a child did not get his way, ignore it. Step right on by and go in another room. Most of the time a … [Read more...]

Children’s 3 Basic Needs

Children’s 3 Basic Needs

by Linda Michie, Executive Director and Founder at Wishing Well Adoption & Family Services Children need to be safe. Children need to feel safe. This is the #1 non-negotiable aspect of parenting. If your children are not safe, get them somewhere … [Read more...]