Category Archives: Relationship

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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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4 Steps to Allow the Meaning of Easter to Improve our Family Relationships

What was your favorite part of Easter when you were growing up? I remember the Easter egg hunts, the candy eggs and the chocolate Easter bunnies. I looked forward to…

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4 Things I Learned From Losing My Son

Have you ever felt the panic of misplacing your keys or your wallet? How about your child? I’ve experienced all three. Losing your child is the worst by a long…

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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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How to Teach Your Child that Hitting is Not the Answer

My three oldest children are boys. My wife and I enjoy their energy and enthusiasm for life. However, we have also experienced the frustration that comes when they have struggled…

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3 Steps to Eliminating Power Struggles

“It’s always a power struggle with him!” Have you ever said something similar? When your child simply refuses to eat, do their chores, follow your directions, or persists in asking…

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6 Steps to a Family Night that Will Make Every Day Better

On Monday night when I walk in the door after work, the energy of my children and their beaming smiles are contagious. They have been preparing for my homecoming all…

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33 Things I Want My Sons to Know

I remember watching my son hit his brother for the first time. I remember thinking to myself, “Where did he learn that?” My sister in-law spent a great deal of…

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10 Things I Want My Daughter to Know

There is a great country song by Gary Allen that says, “When tough little boys grow up to be Dads, they turn into big babies again.” I’ve been a Dad…

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