Monthly Archives: August 2014

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What to Do When Kids Sneak Food

When my oldest son turned 4 he decided he didn’t want to wait for mom and dad to get up and make breakfast in the morning. He would wake up…

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Make this Back to School Year the Best Yet

The school year is upon us again. The windows of stores are lined with back to school sale signs and shelves are full of school supplies. For most parents it’s…

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What to Do When Your Kids Really “Bug” You

Have you ever said to a friend or even to yourself, “My children are always in my way and their voices are constantly in my ear. I don’t know how…

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Is it Okay to Bribe My Kids?

Let’s be honest, we’ve all done it. We’ve all bribed our children at one point or another. Sometimes the bribes come in planned, well thought out, elaborate charts and token…

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The Secret to Dumping Parental Shame and Stress

One of the first things I tell parents in my TRU Parenting Classes is, “The sign of a great parent is not the child’s behavior. The sign of a truly…

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3 Ways to Get Your Partner to Value You

You change diapers, cook dinner, go to work, pay the bills, and clean the house. You try not to nag or complain. You share the remote and remember special occasions….

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15 Simple Ways to Help Make Chores Fun for Kids

Chores can be drudgery for kids and for parents. Do you ever wish chores could be a little less of a grind? Wouldn’t it be amazing if chores weren’t such…

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13 “Not” to Do’s for an Effective and Happy Parent

Parents are always talking about their “to-do list.” Parenting is a busy occupation and it can be helpful to create to-do lists for all of the urgent and important things…

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