Category Archives: Parenting Skills

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4 Things Your Baby Needs to Learn in the First 2 Years of Life

“It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.” (Frederick Douglas) The edification of our children starts on day one. The building of strong children begins from…

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Why Won’t My Child Listen? 5 Reasons and Solutions

I’ve told my oldest son not to sit on the table or counter top since he was 2 years old and yet he still perches his behind on the edge…

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7 Ways to Fill this Holiday Season with Less Stress and More Awesome

“Happy Holidays!” At least that’s the way it’s supposed to be, right? A lot of people have a love/hate relationship with the holiday season. We sing songs with words like,…

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5 Reasons to Go On an Adventure with Your Kids

Do you remember the adventures you used to have when you were a kid? I love to watch my own kids as they wander through our back pasture with walking…

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Potty Training Tips for the Frustrated Parent

It’s hard to believe I could be so excited about someone simply going pee or poo in the toilet. Before the moment that my first child announced, “I pooped in…

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How to Enjoy the Parenting Roller Coaster

Have you ever watched your 6 year old voluntarily gather up his little brother or sister after they have hurt themselves and compassionately comfort and tend to them? It’s moments…

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Yell Less, Love More Review and Giveaway

One of the Most exciting things about reviewing Yell Less Love More is that I get to give away one autographed copy of the book and a bunch of other…

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10 Ways to Build Your Child’s Self-Esteem

What names were you called as a kid? Probably every one of us can remember the hurt we felt, on at least one occasion, when a school aged child called…

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7 Small Daily Parenting Practices that Make a Big Difference

In today’s society everyone is always looking for quick fixes and shortcuts. We want to find the things that are going to give us the biggest bang for the buck….

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The Secret to Getting Kids to Fly Solo… Give them Wings and Flight Lessons

All he needed to do was put his socks and shoes on. “How simple is that?” I thought to myself. My 4 year old son Berkeley had started to melt…

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