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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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You Want to Keep Trying. He Doesn’t. Now What?

The Urban Dictionary defines “baby fever” as, “When a girl starts feeling a strong desire to have a baby, possibly to the point of obsession.” Husbands reading this are probably…

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13 Dad Truths

1.       The size of your house, the kind of car you drive or the clothes your kids wear to school is not a reflection of your value as a Dad….

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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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Childhood Anxiety: Signs, Symptoms & Solutions

Sometimes it’s easy to spot: the outward nervousness, nail biting, jitteriness, moodiness, irritability, and outright refusal to participate in a specific activity, like school. Other times anxiety is not as…

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How to Decrease Sibling Fighting and Increase Love

“Ahhhhhh!” Berkeley screamed as he chased his older brother, Culyar, around the house. My oldest son ran just a few steps ahead of his little brother with a half smerky…

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