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10 Parenting Moments When You Know You Must be Doing Something Right

Recently my middle son, Eli was sitting and talking quietly with my wife when he asked her the question, “Mom, is being a Dad hard?” My wife wasn’t sure where…

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4 Ways to Teach Kids How to Set Effective Goals

We always tell our kids that anything is possible. We encourage them to shoot for the stars, but there are a relative few that actually equip their children with the…

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4 Things Your Baby Needs to Learn in the First 2 Years of Life

“It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.” (Frederick Douglas) The edification of our children starts on day one. The building of strong children begins from…

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25 Fun Halloween Books to Read With Your Kids

Kids love Halloween and kids love books! Put the 2 together and you have an amazing, “double awesome” combination. Halloween is a time when make-believe and fantasy come to life…

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Yell Less, Love More Review and Giveaway

One of the Most exciting things about reviewing Yell Less Love More is that I get to give away one autographed copy of the book and a bunch of other…

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7 Small Daily Parenting Practices that Make a Big Difference

In today’s society everyone is always looking for quick fixes and shortcuts. We want to find the things that are going to give us the biggest bang for the buck….

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5 Common Marriage Troubles After Kids and How to Work Through Them

Remember this little poem from grade school? Girl and Boy, sittin’ in a tree, k-i-s-s-i-n-g. First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes the baby in the baby carriage. But…

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How to Stop Tantrums Now and Prevent Them Later

I recently watched a mother and her little girl in the grocery store. As they moved past the freezer aisle of the store, the little girl let out a shriek…

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The Secret to Dumping Parental Shame and Stress

One of the first things I tell parents in my TRU Parenting Classes is, “The sign of a great parent is not the child’s behavior. The sign of a truly…

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