Category Archives: Parenting Skills

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How To Stop Yelling in 21 Days; And Break Other Bad Habits Too

Before you go on reading this, do something for me… Sit or stand as you normally would, and fold your arms as you normally would… Then, fold your arms the…

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What To Do When Kids Lie

Pinocchio is probably the most iconic story related to the moral mantra, “Always tell the truth.” Wouldn’t it be great if all kids had a built in lie detector like…

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Safeguarding Our Kids Against Tech and Media Garbage

Take a second to list all of the incredible and miraculous benefits that have come from the invention of the internet and modern technology. What changes have you witnessed just…

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Create Better Days by Starting with Better Greetings

First impressions count. The greeting of a gentle sunrise and birds chirping in our bedroom window can set the tone for a totally different day than the annoying buzz of…

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TRU Audio: Mean What You Say: Effective Communication

Check out the original article, “Mean What You Say and Say What You Mean: 3 Essential Elements of Effective Communication”  

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Mean What You Say & Say What You Mean; 3 Essential Elements of Effective Communication

Years ago I watched a video where a little girl was gleefully playing in her front yard. Her mother was watching her from the porch on a beautiful summer day….

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Important Questions to Ask When Considering Medication for Your Child

You’re pulling your hair out. You’ve been struggling with your child’s behaviors for years and don’t know where to go from here. I meet with parents everyday in my counseling…

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Understanding the Role of our Child’s Development in Our Positive Parenting Perspective

I’ve never heard of anyone ever trying to force their child to walk. I don’t hear of parents setting up elaborate reward systems for taking first steps or punishing kids…

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5 Specific Examples for How to Apply Play as Discipline

Play is more than fun. It’s language. It’s communication. It’s a laboratory for life. It opens the imagination and introduces us to great possibilities. This isn’t just true for kids….

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How to Use Play as Discipline

You’re probably asking, “How in the world can play be discipline? It seems like the opposite of what we traditionally think of as discipline.” However, when we reevaluate the TRU…

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