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TRU Audio: Create Better Days with Better Greetings

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Create Better Days by Starting with Better Greetings

First impressions count. The greeting of a gentle sunrise and birds chirping in our bedroom window can set the tone for a totally different day than the annoying buzz of…

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TRU Parenting Audio: 17 Spring and Summer Activities

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17 Spring & Summer Activities that Will Build Your Relationship Without Breaking the Bank

The sun is shining and birds are chirping again. This time of year screams, “come outside and play!” However, some parents wonder, “How can I get my kids out of…

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Mean What You Say & Say What You Mean; 3 Essential Elements of Effective Communication

Years ago I watched a video where a little girl was gleefully playing in her front yard. Her mother was watching her from the porch on a beautiful summer day….

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“Mom” is No Job for the Faint of Heart: Happy Mother’s Day!

I’m been told often that mothers appreciate the gratitude expressed on Mother’s Day each year, but wonder if they can ever measure up to the “Mother’s Day expectation” that is…

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Understanding the Role of our Child’s Development in Our Positive Parenting Perspective

I’ve never heard of anyone ever trying to force their child to walk. I don’t hear of parents setting up elaborate reward systems for taking first steps or punishing kids…

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5 Specific Examples for How to Apply Play as Discipline

Play is more than fun. It’s language. It’s communication. It’s a laboratory for life. It opens the imagination and introduces us to great possibilities. This isn’t just true for kids….

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6 Steps to a Family Night that Will Make Every Day Better

On Monday night when I walk in the door after work, the energy of my children and their beaming smiles are contagious. They have been preparing for my homecoming all…

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33 Things I Want My Sons to Know

I remember watching my son hit his brother for the first time. I remember thinking to myself, “Where did he learn that?” My sister in-law spent a great deal of…


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