Category Archives: Teach

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17 Reasons to Read With Your Child

Do you ever wonder how to get more positive time with your kids? Do you search for ways to teach your children skills and values without it ending in a…

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9 Ways To Overcome Backtalk With Respect

So many of us know the situations all too well. You make a simple request like, “Please clean your room” and you get a face that could curdle milk and…

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Gratitude: The Antidote for Entitlement

We’ve all experienced the entitled rant of a child that wants something NOW! “Mom, buy me this gum!” they scream. There’s no please. Really, it’s not even a question, it’s…

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Two words to replace “Good Job!”

My 18 month old daughter, Emma, loves praise. When we put music on and she begins to twirl and dance, her older brothers reinforce it with an exuberant “good job.”…

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The Difference Between Healthy Competition and Unhealthy Comparison.

Have you ever felt like you don’t measure up? Have you ever felt like, no matter how hard you try, you fall short? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. It’s not…

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The Secret Parenting Technique of Not Knowing

I just sat down in the middle of his floor and said, “I’m not sure what to do.” This wasn’t some trick or parenting technique I had learned. I really…

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Teach Gratitude by Honoring Those That Have Gone Before.

I walk softly and almost silently on the grass, still wet from the scheduled sprinklers. As I arrive in the spot I meant to come, my eyes fall as if…

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The Solution to Punishment

“Want to know a dirty, little secret about punishment? It doesn’t work.” (L.R. Knost) There is often a lot of confusion in parent’s minds when they read a statement like…

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The Why and How of Creating an Awesome Bedtime Routine

As I settled into the couch cushions after a particularly long and full day for the usual routine of story time before bed, I let out an audible sigh. My…

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The TRU Parenting Manifesto: Resolve to be TRU!

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