Category Archives: Parenting Skills

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How to get your kids ready and in the car in 50 easy steps

Remember the days when you used to be able to just slide into your flip flops, grab your keys and go? Yeah, I can’t really remember those days either. No…

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The Massively Under-Utilized Parent Calming Tool that You Always Have with You

Years ago I worked with a mother and her son that were struggling to enjoy life together. I was primarily supposed to be working with the son, but as a…

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How to Re-ignite Your Child’s Love of Learning, Even if They Say, “I Hate School”

I hated math most of my school years. I’m not talking about a little dislike for the subject. I’m talking about hatred that motivated elaborate schemes to prevent or avoid…

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3 Ways to Stop Parental Frustration Before it Starts

I am not the kind of guy that enjoys working on cars or fixing things around the house. To be honest a good portion of that kind of stuff I…

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The Most Effective Skill to Help Parents Learn to Keep Their Cool

Years ago I heard a story from a Mom that both she and I got a good chuckle about, however I knew it was no laughing matter in the moment…

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How to Stop Tantrums Now and Prevent Them Later

I recently watched a mother and her little girl in the grocery store. As they moved past the freezer aisle of the store, the little girl let out a shriek…

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What to Do When Your Kids Really “Bug” You

Have you ever said to a friend or even to yourself, “My children are always in my way and their voices are constantly in my ear. I don’t know how…

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Is it Okay to Bribe My Kids?

Let’s be honest, we’ve all done it. We’ve all bribed our children at one point or another. Sometimes the bribes come in planned, well thought out, elaborate charts and token…

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The Secret to Dumping Parental Shame and Stress

One of the first things I tell parents in my TRU Parenting Classes is, “The sign of a great parent is not the child’s behavior. The sign of a truly…

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10 Ways to Help Your Kid Cure Summer Boredom Without Technology

Summer is in full sway. Kids are out of school and the novelty of that fact is starting to wear off. Some of you may already be well acquainted with…

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