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Two words to replace “Good Job!”

My 18 month old daughter, Emma, loves praise. When we put music on and she begins to twirl and dance, her older brothers reinforce it with an exuberant “good job.”…

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The Difference Between Healthy Competition and Unhealthy Comparison.

Have you ever felt like you don’t measure up? Have you ever felt like, no matter how hard you try, you fall short? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. It’s not…

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The Secret Parenting Technique of Not Knowing

I just sat down in the middle of his floor and said, “I’m not sure what to do.” This wasn’t some trick or parenting technique I had learned. I really…

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3 Parenting Truths I learned while running

I despise running! At least, I used to hate running. When people told me they were training for a triathlon or marathon I used to think, “Isn’t that why we…

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43 Quick and Simple Ways to Make Your Kid’s Day

There will be plenty of opportunities for teaching and correcting and messing things up by thinking we have all the answers. Sometimes it’s helpful to take a break from all…

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Teach Gratitude by Honoring Those That Have Gone Before.

I walk softly and almost silently on the grass, still wet from the scheduled sprinklers. As I arrive in the spot I meant to come, my eyes fall as if…

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7 Inspirational and Useful Blogs Every Parent Should Know

Sometimes I feel funny in the space I am in online. I am obviously not a mommy blogger because, well, I’m not a mom. I’m not really a daddy blogger…

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3 Ways Kids Can Enhance Your Marriage

On my fifth anniversary, I wrote my wife a fairy tale book based on our life together. At that point, we had two children and were well on our way…

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The Solution to Punishment

“Want to know a dirty, little secret about punishment? It doesn’t work.” (L.R. Knost) There is often a lot of confusion in parent’s minds when they read a statement like…

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My greatest Role yet. Learning to Prioritize and Simplify.

What incredible things in your life seem to get in the way of the most incredible things in your life? What do you give up when you love everything you’re…

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