Category Archives: Parenting Skills

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The Secret Art of Playfulness

Some days seem to drag on and on when nothing goes as planned. At some point we’ve all agreed with the sentimental quip about parenting, “The days are long but…

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7 Ways to Take Frustration Off the Menu: Prevent Mealtime Meltdowns

Every parent knows that meal time, especially dinner time, is one of the craziest times of day. The whole family is finally converging after the rest of the world has…

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6 Sure Fire Ways to Stop Arguing With Your Kids

It’s amazing how persistent children can be. Kids as young as 2 or 3 years old can find inventive ways to persuade mom or dad to give them what they…

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7 Ways We Sabotage Our Relationships

Whether we like it or not and whether we even acknowledge it or not, our relationships are always ebbing and flowing, growing or diminishing. Sometimes the movement of our relationships…

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Parenting Principles: 31 Teachings to Raise Children in Righteousness (An LDS Book Review)

I recently reviewed David Christensen’s new book, Parenting Principles: 31 Teachings to Raise Children in Righteousness. One of the purposes for creating my blog TRU Parenting is to help parents…

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Addiction and Parenting Don’t Mix

If you give a man a hammer, some nails, and any other materials he needs to build a home, and instruct him how to do it, in time, he could…

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4 Ways to help your Child Deal with Death

Life and parenting are a huge rollercoaster ride with extreme ups and downs. One of the toughest things we may be called upon to do as a parent is help…

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12 Non-Parenting Books that Have Changed My Parenting & My Life

What was the most profound book you have ever read? How has it changed your life? I’ve written many times about the importance of reading with our kids, but I…

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