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3 Times When it’s Best to Do Nothing

There are times as a parent when it is best to do nothing. The crazy thing is that the form of “nothing” I am talking about is one of the…

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Family Cycles: The Key to Positive Growth and Change

Yelling is a hot topic these days! Countless programs and articles hammer away at parents to “keep your cool!” I’ve talked to parents for years that have said, “I’ve been…

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The Value of Perspective

What in the world were they thinking? That is the million dollar question. When your child has scribbled all over the wall or made notch marks on your kitchen table…

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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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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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How Parents can Bust Through Ambivalence and Self Doubt: 6 Simple Ways

Last autumn my brother in law took my family rock climbing. We went to the beautiful “City of Rocks” in Idaho. “The City” as it is called by climbers, is…

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10 Things Parents Should Know About Kids and Stop Freaking Out About: Part 2

I know yesterday you probably thought I couldn’t count when I presented only 5 things Parents Should know about kids when I titled the post 10 Things Parents Should Know…

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Patience is a Powerful Parenting Virtue: 5 Secrets to Increasing Yours

“Hurry up!” is a message I can remember hearing from my parents. I often felt rushed or that my parents didn’t care about what I was doing. They expected me…

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