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The Secret Solution for Kid Conflicts: Ask the Right Questions

I recently talked with a mother that was beside herself with frustration because her six and eight year old children were always teasing each other. It seemed like they couldn’t…

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What Olympic Hockey Taught Me About Parenting

Leave it to a man to make a sports analogy for parenting. Let alone an analogy using Hockey, of all the barbaric, violent sports out there. It’s not just a…

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How to Handle Sibling Teasing and Fighting

“He’s touching me!” We’ve all experienced this somewhat comical yet excruciatingly irritating phrase. We have become very well accustomed to this phrase with my three little boys. Even my daughter,…

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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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10 Sure Fire ways to Combat Lazy Kids and Create Cycles of Drive

It seems like each generation insists that the rising generation is the laziest to have ever lived. Whether this is true or not, lazy kids are not born, they’re made…

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Make a Wonderful Mess!

“It looks like a tornado came through here! You clean this mess up right now!” Have you ever said those words before? I think all parents are absolutely mesmerized by…

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9 Ways To Overcome Backtalk With Respect

So many of us know the situations all too well. You make a simple request like, “Please clean your room” and you get a face that could curdle milk and…

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The Secret Parenting Technique of Not Knowing

I just sat down in the middle of his floor and said, “I’m not sure what to do.” This wasn’t some trick or parenting technique I had learned. I really…

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3 Parenting Truths I learned while running

I despise running! At least, I used to hate running. When people told me they were training for a triathlon or marathon I used to think, “Isn’t that why we…

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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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