Category Archives: Parenting Skills

childhood anxiety

Childhood Anxiety: Signs, Symptoms & Solutions

Sometimes it’s easy to spot: the outward nervousness, nail biting, jitteriness, moodiness, irritability, and outright refusal to participate in a specific activity, like school. Other times anxiety is not as…

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How to Decrease Sibling Fighting and Increase Love

“Ahhhhhh!” Berkeley screamed as he chased his older brother, Culyar, around the house. My oldest son ran just a few steps ahead of his little brother with a half smerky…

Me me epidemic book review

The Disease Every Parent Needs to Guard Their Child Against: A “Me, Me, Me, Epidemic” Book Review

If you knew there was a new, highly contagious, highly destructive disease epidemic being passed around at school, at the play ground, throughout your community and even in your own…

Lessons from cinderella

3 Lessons From Disney’s New Cinderella that Make Me Want My Kids to Watch it Again and Again

Remember the feverish obsession kids had with Frozen? How can we forget, right? You may still be having nightmares of Elsa that you continue working through with your therapist. You…

What are we teaching when they're not listening

What are we teaching our kids when they’re not listening?

“Don’t Worry that children never listen to you, worry that they are always watching you.” (Robert Fulgham). You may have seen this quote passed around on your favorite social media…

Toddlers having fun in the park for July Fourth.

Parenting with Liberty and Justice for All

Mention the “4th of July” and every American in the room will simultaneously hear “Independence Day.” What popped up in your mind when you read this special date? Did you…

Make summer awesom

6 Steps to Making Summer Awesome (For You and the Kids)

Summer presents a new transition for both a child and a parent’s mindset. You love your kids, but lets be honest about the fact that the beginning of summer brings…

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4 Essential Skills for Teaching Your Preschooler Self-Control

Envision your four-year-old, alone in a room, with a plate full of doughnuts right in front of him or her. You’re probably imagining something along the lines of “the cookie…

woman driving a car and looking at watch

10 Practices For Parents that Magically Add Hours to Your Day

Do you ever feel like you’re running from sun up to sun down? I know I’ve felt that way. If there is one thing that is universal to parents I…

rethinking your todo list

Rethinking Your ‘To-Do’ List

We live in a society today that values being busy and productive, even at the expense of real life. As parents we sometimes don’t fully engage with, listen to or…

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