Tag Archives: Patience

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Too Much Parenting Advice? Here’s One Way to Make it All Worth While.

Have you ever tried to give some well meaning parenting advice to a friend and gotten shut down? Maybe you’ve been on the other end of someone’s excellent parenting advice…

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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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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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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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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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“It didn’t work” VS. “It’s working:” A Secret of Positive Discipline

The broken arm that just won’t heal: “It didn’t work!” I can’t believe it. I went to the doctor today and he put this cast on my arm but I…

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10 Things Parents Should Know About Kids and Stop Freaking Out About: Part 2

I know yesterday you probably thought I couldn’t count when I presented only 5 things Parents Should know about kids when I titled the post 10 Things Parents Should Know…

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10 Things Parents should Know About Kids and Stop Freaking Out About: Part 1

I always tell my wife I need to be compiling a book of all the things you never thought you would have to say to another human being that have…

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10 Things I Need To Teach My Kids Before They Leave Home

When I got to college it was amazing how many of my roommates didn’t know how to do laundry or cook something other than ramen noodles. I could respect someone…

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