Category Archives: Parenting Skills

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5 Kids Later: 30 Things I’ve Learned About Parenting From REAL Life

Before I was married or had kids of my own I remember going to gatherings with family and friends, or going into public places and saying things like, “My kids…

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6 Ways to Help Your Child Sleep Better So They Can Live Happier

“Wow, that nap changed my life!” This is one of the funniest and most profound things my second son, Eli said over the holidays. We had been having the usual…

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This Age old Alcoholism Research Can Help You Parent Smarter

I don’t know very many 4 or 9 year old kids that have terrible drinking problems. To be completely honest, I don’t know any, so you might be asking, “how…

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How to Let Go of the Past So You can be a Better Parent Now

Let’s be honest, when kids do something we have asked and taught them not to do, or when they refuse to do something we have asked and taught them to…

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The TRU Parenting Workout: Workout and Connect With Your Kids at the Same Time

We are already several weeks into the New Year. How are you doing on your resolutions and goals? Some of the top new year’s resolutions for parents often include spending…

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10 Parenting Moments When You Know You Must be Doing Something Right

Recently my middle son, Eli was sitting and talking quietly with my wife when he asked her the question, “Mom, is being a Dad hard?” My wife wasn’t sure where…

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4 Ways to Teach Kids How to Set Effective Goals

We always tell our kids that anything is possible. We encourage them to shoot for the stars, but there are a relative few that actually equip their children with the…

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Becoming Santa: Why I Keep the Tradition and Symbol of Santa Claus Alive

Watching my own 4 children race to their stockings on Christmas brings back the incredible happy memories of my own childhood. Not only does it bring back the memory of…

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Your Child Wants You to Teach Them!

My youngest son Berkeley is an adorable 4 year old boy that is almost always happy and grinning from ear to ear, except when he isn’t. He has a fire…

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