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Potty Training Tips for the Frustrated Parent

It’s hard to believe I could be so excited about someone simply going pee or poo in the toilet. Before the moment that my first child announced, “I pooped in…

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Yell Less, Love More Review and Giveaway

One of the Most exciting things about reviewing Yell Less Love More is that I get to give away one autographed copy of the book and a bunch of other…

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7 Small Daily Parenting Practices that Make a Big Difference

In today’s society everyone is always looking for quick fixes and shortcuts. We want to find the things that are going to give us the biggest bang for the buck….

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The Secret to Getting Kids to Fly Solo… Give them Wings and Flight Lessons

All he needed to do was put his socks and shoes on. “How simple is that?” I thought to myself. My 4 year old son Berkeley had started to melt…

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The Massively Under-Utilized Parent Calming Tool that You Always Have with You

Years ago I worked with a mother and her son that were struggling to enjoy life together. I was primarily supposed to be working with the son, but as a…

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How to Re-ignite Your Child’s Love of Learning, Even if They Say, “I Hate School”

I hated math most of my school years. I’m not talking about a little dislike for the subject. I’m talking about hatred that motivated elaborate schemes to prevent or avoid…

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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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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…

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What to Do When Kids Sneak Food

When my oldest son turned 4 he decided he didn’t want to wait for mom and dad to get up and make breakfast in the morning. He would wake up…

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Make this Back to School Year the Best Yet

The school year is upon us again. The windows of stores are lined with back to school sale signs and shelves are full of school supplies. For most parents it’s…

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