Category Archives: Teach

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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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30 Inspiring Parenting Quotes that Teach TRU Parenting Principles

Sometimes we need some inspiring words, something to lift our spirits and help us see things from a new perspective. The following are some of my favorite quotes I have…

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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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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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How to Make Education a Priority to Your Child

Book shelves stuffed with books line the wall of our living room. A white board and a bulletin board pinned with the alphabet or the latest school projects of my…

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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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