Monthly Archives: February 2014

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The Best Kind of “I Love You”

Every day as I leave work to come home for the evening, I call home to tell my wife that I am leaving the office. Well, most evenings. Sometimes I…

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Parenting Ups and Downs & Exponential Growth

“Last week he was doing so well!” My client’s mother said as she sat in my office, almost in tears. “I don’t know if he’ll ever figure out how to…

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7 Parenting Paradoxes: Embracing the Irony

1. The volume paradox: The louder we are, the less they hear. When parents feel like their child isn’t listening the tenancy is to raise our voices. Logically we can…

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Parenting is Hard; and Awesome!

I’m always interested to hear what parents have to say to a new expecting couple when they start asking, “What’s it like to be a parent?” Did you ever ask…

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Love is the Greatest Parenting Skill: 4 Ways to Fall in Love with Your Kids Again Every Day

Do you remember the day your child was born? Do you remember the rush of feelings you had as you held your new born baby for the first time? I’ll…

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4 TRU Parenting Principles Taught by Abraham Lincoln

There are incredible parenting truths in some of the oddest places. I’ve found that some of the most profound principles in the pages of novels, and children’s books. I’ve found…

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The Secret Solution for Kid Conflicts: Ask the Right Questions

I recently talked with a mother that was beside herself with frustration because her six and eight year old children were always teasing each other. It seemed like they couldn’t…

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What Olympic Hockey Taught Me About Parenting

Leave it to a man to make a sports analogy for parenting. Let alone an analogy using Hockey, of all the barbaric, violent sports out there. It’s not just a…

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3 Bits of Kid Wisdom

Don’t you hate when your children spout off some incriminating piece of wisdom that you don’t want to admit but you simply cannot deny! Sometimes the innocence and curiosity of…

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Groundhog Day: What’s Your Perfect Day?

What would your perfect day look like? If you had to live one day over and over, what would you want it to be? When you close your eyes and…

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