Category Archives: Upgrade yourself

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TRU Parent Daily Self Care Checklist

  Life is stressful. I get it. Between work, making meals, cleaning house, driving kids to all of their activities and everything else we do as parents, we need a…

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How to Successfully Respond to ANY Child Behavior. Simply Do Your BEST.

What if there was one simple pattern of actions that would help us to positively impact almost any behavioral conflict that arises in our parenting? Would you be interested? There…

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Change Mealtime Woes Into Mealtime Wins!

Mealtime is a busy period of the day when schedules converge and stress is often high. Power struggles about refusing to sit at the table with the family, veggie battles,…

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5 Minutes A Day That Will Change Your Life and Parenting

“Wow, today was a great day! Today was an awesome day!” Do you wish you had more days that ended with statements like this? We can. We just have to…

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Can EMDR Help Me Be a Happier, More Effective Parent?

It’s often hard to talk about struggles we have with our own children. We want to appear as if we’ve got this parenting thing all wrapped up. My biggest struggle…

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Hands Free Life Book Review

Everywhere you look today you will find cynicism, criticism, negativity and pessimism. Almost every headline is meant to incite outrage or controversy. We’re told that getting people riled up is…

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Know Thyself: The First Step to TRU, Enlightened Parenting

Everyone is always looking for the “one thing” that will change everything. We want to know what the secret of success in all aspects of life and relationships is. We…

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The Gift of Failure Book review

Parents are always talking about the things we sacrifice to make things better for our children. We give gifts of time and attention. We give physical gifts in the form…

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How to Increase Your Energy and Keep Up With Your Kids: Simple Addition and Subtraction

How many times have you sat down to read with your kids and nodded off just to have your kids nudge you awake over and over again? It’s happened to…

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3 Lessons From Disney’s New Cinderella that Make Me Want My Kids to Watch it Again and Again

Remember the feverish obsession kids had with Frozen? How can we forget, right? You may still be having nightmares of Elsa that you continue working through with your therapist. You…

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