Monthly Archives: April 2014

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30 Inspiring Parenting Quotes that Teach TRU Parenting Principles

Sometimes we need some inspiring words, something to lift our spirits and help us see things from a new perspective. The following are some of my favorite quotes I have…

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Understanding the Role of our Child’s Development in Our Positive Parenting Perspective

I’ve never heard of anyone ever trying to force their child to walk. I don’t hear of parents setting up elaborate reward systems for taking first steps or punishing kids…

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5 Specific Examples for How to Apply Play as Discipline

Play is more than fun. It’s language. It’s communication. It’s a laboratory for life. It opens the imagination and introduces us to great possibilities. This isn’t just true for kids….

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4 Steps to Allow the Meaning of Easter to Improve our Family Relationships

What was your favorite part of Easter when you were growing up? I remember the Easter egg hunts, the candy eggs and the chocolate Easter bunnies. I looked forward to…

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3 Mini Vacations Parents Can Take Right Now… For Free

Could you use a vacation? You’re probably shaking your head up and down, but thinking, “I wish!” I wish I could afford to get away and get a little rest…

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4 Things I Learned From Losing My Son

Have you ever felt the panic of misplacing your keys or your wallet? How about your child? I’ve experienced all three. Losing your child is the worst by a long…

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How to Use Play as Discipline

You’re probably asking, “How in the world can play be discipline? It seems like the opposite of what we traditionally think of as discipline.” However, when we reevaluate the TRU…

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How to Teach Your Child that Hitting is Not the Answer

My three oldest children are boys. My wife and I enjoy their energy and enthusiasm for life. However, we have also experienced the frustration that comes when they have struggled…

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Too Much Parenting Advice? Here’s One Way to Make it All Worth While.

Have you ever tried to give some well meaning parenting advice to a friend and gotten shut down? Maybe you’ve been on the other end of someone’s excellent parenting advice…

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