Parents are often faced with an uphill battle in raising their children, and one of the most frustrating aspects of raising a child is the difficulty of being a good parent.
But one parenting coach is taking that frustration and turning it into a game plan to help parents get the most out of their kids, whether that means a little more space in the car, more attention to their children’s health, or a little less stress.
In her new book, “The Dogs We Love,” author and parenting coach Mary Lacy explains how dogs can make the world a better place by taking advantage of their natural instincts, but it’s not just about the dogs that they can benefit from.
In the book, Lacy shares some of her own personal experiences raising children who were both curious and sensitive, as well as how the dogs in her life have made her a better mom.
One of the main issues Lacy has dealt with as a parent is the lack of communication between children and their parents.
While many people do try to keep the relationship going with a “we’ll be back soon” or “it’s just a dog” kind of approach, Lacey said that there is often more to keeping things going than that.
“There’s a reason why people do not want to be with their parents,” she said.
“You have to have some kind of control.
It’s a little like a child’s bedroom.
They can go in there and they can play, but they can’t leave.”
Lacy has a few tips for parents who want to make the most of their dogs: Be honest.
Ask for help and let them know that you want to help.
Lacy says that when parents ask their children if they’re okay, it makes them feel better.
“They get to be the adults, so they know that if you don’t want to listen, then just shut up,” she added.
Lacey is now a consultant for a training company called Dog Training Associates.
She’s working with dog trainers around the country to teach dogs how to treat each other respectfully, how to be good with other dogs, and how to communicate with their owners.
She says that it can be challenging to talk to people who are not dog people, but she says that she’s gotten better at talking to people in the dog world.
“I’ve gotten better,” she admitted.
“That’s been one of my biggest challenges.
But it’s also one of those things that I’ve really enjoyed working on.
I think it has given me the ability to work with some really awesome dogs, because I’ve been able to see how the humans can be really helpful in understanding what dogs need.
If you’re a dog person, you’re going to learn so much from people who aren’t, and it’s really going to benefit your dogs and your family.”
For more tips on parenting with your dog, check out “The Dog Training of Mary Lacey.”