Category Archives: Teach

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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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The Key to Helping Your Overwhelmed Child

The plan was fool proof. Our sons had creatively come up with their very own plan for completing chores more smoothly around the Smithson home. My three sons, Cuylar, Eli…

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Parenting Ups and Downs & Exponential Growth

“Last week he was doing so well!” My client’s mother said as she sat in my office, almost in tears. “I don’t know if he’ll ever figure out how to…

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7 Parenting Paradoxes: Embracing the Irony

1. The volume paradox: The louder we are, the less they hear. When parents feel like their child isn’t listening the tenancy is to raise our voices. Logically we can…

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Love is the Greatest Parenting Skill: 4 Ways to Fall in Love with Your Kids Again Every Day

Do you remember the day your child was born? Do you remember the rush of feelings you had as you held your new born baby for the first time? I’ll…

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4 TRU Parenting Principles Taught by Abraham Lincoln

There are incredible parenting truths in some of the oddest places. I’ve found that some of the most profound principles in the pages of novels, and children’s books. I’ve found…

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The Secret Solution for Kid Conflicts: Ask the Right Questions

I recently talked with a mother that was beside herself with frustration because her six and eight year old children were always teasing each other. It seemed like they couldn’t…

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What Olympic Hockey Taught Me About Parenting

Leave it to a man to make a sports analogy for parenting. Let alone an analogy using Hockey, of all the barbaric, violent sports out there. It’s not just a…

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How to Handle Sibling Teasing and Fighting

“He’s touching me!” We’ve all experienced this somewhat comical yet excruciatingly irritating phrase. We have become very well accustomed to this phrase with my three little boys. Even my daughter,…

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3 Times When it’s Best to Do Nothing

There are times as a parent when it is best to do nothing. The crazy thing is that the form of “nothing” I am talking about is one of the…

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