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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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Getting Kids to Listen: 7 Ways to Reinforce Cycles of Active Listening at Home

No one likes to be ignored. It can be infuriating to repeat yourself over and over and feel like no one is listening. Sometimes it’s not listening we are looking…

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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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From Hands Full, to Hands Free!

When you were a kid what did you want to be when you grew up? My first aspiration was to be an astronaut. I can remember starring at the poster…

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How Do You Know if You are a Good Parent?

“I was a bad parent today.” I’ve heard this statement proclaimed by parents at the end of particularly difficult or stressful days. It’s come out of my mouth and my…

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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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Unlock Your Doors, Open Your Heart!

What was the last thing your son or daughter did that simply amazed you? You know what I’m talking about. I’m referring to those moments that melt your heart and…

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Peace on Earth?… Let’s Start with Peace at Home

“And in Despair I bowed my head: There is no peace on earth, I said, For hate is strong and mocks the song Of peace on earth, good will to…

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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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