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What are we teaching when they're not listening

What are we teaching our kids when they’re not listening?

“Don’t Worry that children never listen to you, worry that they are always watching you.” (Robert Fulgham). You may have seen this quote passed around on your favorite social media…

Toddlers having fun in the park for July Fourth.

Parenting with Liberty and Justice for All

Mention the “4th of July” and every American in the room will simultaneously hear “Independence Day.” What popped up in your mind when you read this special date? Did you…

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10 Practices For Parents that Magically Add Hours to Your Day

Do you ever feel like you’re running from sun up to sun down? I know I’ve felt that way. If there is one thing that is universal to parents I…

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The Secret Art of Playfulness

Some days seem to drag on and on when nothing goes as planned. At some point we’ve all agreed with the sentimental quip about parenting, “The days are long but…

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7 Ways to Take Frustration Off the Menu: Prevent Mealtime Meltdowns

Every parent knows that meal time, especially dinner time, is one of the craziest times of day. The whole family is finally converging after the rest of the world has…

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6 Sure Fire Ways to Stop Arguing With Your Kids

It’s amazing how persistent children can be. Kids as young as 2 or 3 years old can find inventive ways to persuade mom or dad to give them what they…

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7 Ways We Sabotage Our Relationships

Whether we like it or not and whether we even acknowledge it or not, our relationships are always ebbing and flowing, growing or diminishing. Sometimes the movement of our relationships…

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Moving Forward After Miscarriage?

I wished with all my heart that there was something more I could do to ease her pain. A young, healthy and otherwise happy woman recounted her heartbreak and struggles….

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The Ultimate Guide to Stop Yelling at Your Kids, By Amanda Reuters

Just Stop Yelling! That’s the new parenting battle cry. Parents are trying to stop, they feel guilty for doing it, but they often don’t know how or what to do…

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