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Rethinking Your ‘To-Do’ List

We live in a society today that values being busy and productive, even at the expense of real life. As parents we sometimes don’t fully engage with, listen to or…

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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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6 Ways to Help Your Child Sleep Better So They Can Live Happier

“Wow, that nap changed my life!” This is one of the funniest and most profound things my second son, Eli said over the holidays. We had been having the usual…

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This Age old Alcoholism Research Can Help You Parent Smarter

I don’t know very many 4 or 9 year old kids that have terrible drinking problems. To be completely honest, I don’t know any, so you might be asking, “how…

Smiling attractive couple sitting on floor in home.

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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The Most Effective Skill to Help Parents Learn to Keep Their Cool

Years ago I heard a story from a Mom that both she and I got a good chuckle about, however I knew it was no laughing matter in the moment…

fears of becoming dad

5 Fears of Becoming a Dad; and How to Kick the Fear to the Curb

To be a father, or not to be – that is the question for so many people. Dad’s see that look women get when they see the newborn baby in…

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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…

Child eats ice-cream

Is it Okay to Bribe My Kids?

Let’s be honest, we’ve all done it. We’ve all bribed our children at one point or another. Sometimes the bribes come in planned, well thought out, elaborate charts and token…

Mother and daughter in park. Mothers Day.

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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