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3 TRU Parenting Resolutions Worth Making this Year!

I need to lose 15 lbs. I want to save $1000 this year. Today is the first day of 2014 and you are probably being bombarded with competing marketing messages…

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17 Reasons to Read With Your Child

Do you ever wonder how to get more positive time with your kids? Do you search for ways to teach your children skills and values without it ending in a…

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31 Quick (2 Minute) Stress Relievers for Busy Parents

The holiday season and even parenthood in general can be stressful at times. There are so many demands made on parents. The job is never done and we often feel…

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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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What Do You Do?

Think about the last time you went to a party or just met a new person in an elevator, at church or while shopping. Was “what do you do?” one…

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Gratitude: The Antidote for Entitlement

We’ve all experienced the entitled rant of a child that wants something NOW! “Mom, buy me this gum!” they scream. There’s no please. Really, it’s not even a question, it’s…

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Two words to replace “Good Job!”

My 18 month old daughter, Emma, loves praise. When we put music on and she begins to twirl and dance, her older brothers reinforce it with an exuberant “good job.”…

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The Difference Between Healthy Competition and Unhealthy Comparison.

Have you ever felt like you don’t measure up? Have you ever felt like, no matter how hard you try, you fall short? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. It’s not…

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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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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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