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How to Make Education a Priority to Your Child

Book shelves stuffed with books line the wall of our living room. A white board and a bulletin board pinned with the alphabet or the latest school projects of my…

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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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2 Words that Can Calm Parent’s Emotional Storms

Do you ever feel like your head is going to explode? Between work and cleaning house and meals and laundry and the car that needs to be fixed and the…

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10 Things I Want My Daughter to Know

There is a great country song by Gary Allen that says, “When tough little boys grow up to be Dads, they turn into big babies again.” I’ve been a Dad…

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Overcome Resentment Toward Your child With This APP

All of us hope for the best when we experience the birth of our children. We anticipate their first steps, their shining faces as they learn to ride a bike…

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Parenting Ups and Downs & Exponential Growth

“Last week he was doing so well!” My client’s mother said as she sat in my office, almost in tears. “I don’t know if he’ll ever figure out how to…

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7 Parenting Paradoxes: Embracing the Irony

1. The volume paradox: The louder we are, the less they hear. When parents feel like their child isn’t listening the tenancy is to raise our voices. Logically we can…

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4 TRU Parenting Principles Taught by Abraham Lincoln

There are incredible parenting truths in some of the oddest places. I’ve found that some of the most profound principles in the pages of novels, and children’s books. I’ve found…

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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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