Category Archives: Parenting Skills

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5 Ways Fiction Can Be The New “Self Help”

What was the last book you read? Was it worth the time you spent reading it? As a parent sometimes we feel guilty just taking a little bit of time…

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How Parents can Bust Through Ambivalence and Self Doubt: 6 Simple Ways

Last autumn my brother in law took my family rock climbing. We went to the beautiful “City of Rocks” in Idaho. “The City” as it is called by climbers, is…

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The Why and How of Creating an Awesome Bedtime Routine

As I settled into the couch cushions after a particularly long and full day for the usual routine of story time before bed, I let out an audible sigh. My…

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Treat Your Family Like They’re Dead, in 5 GOOD Ways

It seems like there are zombies and vampires in and on everything these days but that is not what I’m talking about when I say to treat your kids and…

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“It didn’t work” VS. “It’s working:” A Secret of Positive Discipline

The broken arm that just won’t heal: “It didn’t work!” I can’t believe it. I went to the doctor today and he put this cast on my arm but I…

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10 Things Parents Should Know About Kids and Stop Freaking Out About: Part 2

I know yesterday you probably thought I couldn’t count when I presented only 5 things Parents Should know about kids when I titled the post 10 Things Parents Should Know…

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10 Things Parents should Know About Kids and Stop Freaking Out About: Part 1

I always tell my wife I need to be compiling a book of all the things you never thought you would have to say to another human being that have…

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The 3 Part Formula for Connecting Without Any Words

It was just another day. There wasn’t anything particularly different or note worthy about it. To be quite honest, it was actually one of my more disconnected days. I had…

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Patience is a Powerful Parenting Virtue: 5 Secrets to Increasing Yours

“Hurry up!” is a message I can remember hearing from my parents. I often felt rushed or that my parents didn’t care about what I was doing. They expected me…

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4 Differences a Song and Dance Can Make

Since becoming a Dad I have come home from work countless times to blaring kids songs coming from our living room. I have to be honest that I have had…

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