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Family Cycles: The Key to Positive Growth and Change

Yelling is a hot topic these days! Countless programs and articles hammer away at parents to “keep your cool!” I’ve talked to parents for years that have said, “I’ve been…

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Ten Benefits of Killing Your TV!

  Breaking News! Miracle product will improve your family relationships immediately! I want to share with all of you a miracle product that can change families for the better almost…

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How Do You Know if You are a Good Parent?

“I was a bad parent today.” I’ve heard this statement proclaimed by parents at the end of particularly difficult or stressful days. It’s come out of my mouth and my…

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3 TRU Parenting Resolutions Worth Making this Year!

I need to lose 15 lbs. I want to save $1000 this year. Today is the first day of 2014 and you are probably being bombarded with competing marketing messages…

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Make Your New Year’s Resolutions Stick

Can you remember what your New Year’s resolution was from last year? Did you make a resolution at all? How many times have you made and remade the same resolutions?…

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The Value of Perspective

What in the world were they thinking? That is the million dollar question. When your child has scribbled all over the wall or made notch marks on your kitchen table…

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31 Quick (2 Minute) Stress Relievers for Busy Parents

The holiday season and even parenthood in general can be stressful at times. There are so many demands made on parents. The job is never done and we often feel…

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7 Ways Not To Be a Boring Parent

When I got married and had kids my brother in law used to complain that married couples, especially with kids, became boring. Different stages of life present opportunities and responsibilities…

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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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What Do You Do?

Think about the last time you went to a party or just met a new person in an elevator, at church or while shopping. Was “what do you do?” one…

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