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10 Practices For Parents that Magically Add Hours to Your Day

Do you ever feel like you’re running from sun up to sun down? I know I’ve felt that way. If there is one thing that is universal to parents I…

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The Secret Art of Playfulness

Some days seem to drag on and on when nothing goes as planned. At some point we’ve all agreed with the sentimental quip about parenting, “The days are long but…

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The TRU Parenting Workout: Workout and Connect With Your Kids at the Same Time

We are already several weeks into the New Year. How are you doing on your resolutions and goals? Some of the top new year’s resolutions for parents often include spending…

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Your Child Wants You to Teach Them!

My youngest son Berkeley is an adorable 4 year old boy that is almost always happy and grinning from ear to ear, except when he isn’t. He has a fire…

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7 Ways to Fill this Holiday Season with Less Stress and More Awesome

“Happy Holidays!” At least that’s the way it’s supposed to be, right? A lot of people have a love/hate relationship with the holiday season. We sing songs with words like,…

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5 Reasons to Go On an Adventure with Your Kids

Do you remember the adventures you used to have when you were a kid? I love to watch my own kids as they wander through our back pasture with walking…

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10 Ways to Build Your Child’s Self-Esteem

What names were you called as a kid? Probably every one of us can remember the hurt we felt, on at least one occasion, when a school aged child called…

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5 Specific Examples for How to Apply Play as Discipline

Play is more than fun. It’s language. It’s communication. It’s a laboratory for life. It opens the imagination and introduces us to great possibilities. This isn’t just true for kids….

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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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