Category Archives: Cycles

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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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15 Awesome Articles to Help You Stop Yelling and keep Your Cool

“Keep your calm.” “Stop the yelling.” While we may hear these little bits of parenting wisdom often, the truth is they really do lay the foundation for Teaching what kids…

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How to Peacefully Teach and Set Clear Limits, Boundaries and Consequences with Your Child

Kids do all kinds of things that we don’t like, things that drive us nuts. Sometimes they do things that are dangerous, things that scare us half to death. They…

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23 Ways to Be Your Wife’s Hero, as a Husband and Father

Remember the old saying, “If Mama ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy”? Well, I don’t know if that is an absolute truth, but the reverse certainly can make a huge difference…

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10 Ways to Get Your Husband Off the Couch to Help With the Kids

Do you ever wish that your husband would step up and do a little more with the kids? As a father myself, it drives me crazy to read and hear…

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