Category Archives: Relationship

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Create More Happiness by Celebrating Your Personal and Parenting Victories

If you have been following TRU Parenting for long you probably know that I’m a pretty sentimental man. I love a good reason to celebrate and make a big deal…

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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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5 Common Marriage Troubles After Kids and How to Work Through Them

Remember this little poem from grade school? Girl and Boy, sittin’ in a tree, k-i-s-s-i-n-g. First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes the baby in the baby carriage. But…

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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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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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3 Ways to Get Your Partner to Value You

You change diapers, cook dinner, go to work, pay the bills, and clean the house. You try not to nag or complain. You share the remote and remember special occasions….

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