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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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10 Things I Never Thought I’d Have to Say to Another Person Until I Became a Parent

Kids and parenting can throw you some curveballs. You would think that we would be a little more prepared for the crazy stuff that gets thrown at us as parents,…

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How to get your kids ready and in the car in 50 easy steps

Remember the days when you used to be able to just slide into your flip flops, grab your keys and go? Yeah, I can’t really remember those days either. No…

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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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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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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 Solution to Punishment

“Want to know a dirty, little secret about punishment? It doesn’t work.” (L.R. Knost) There is often a lot of confusion in parent’s minds when they read a statement like…

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How Parents can Bust Through Ambivalence and Self Doubt: 6 Simple Ways

Last autumn my brother in law took my family rock climbing. We went to the beautiful “City of Rocks” in Idaho. “The City” as it is called by climbers, is…

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Treat Your Family Like They’re Dead, in 5 GOOD Ways

It seems like there are zombies and vampires in and on everything these days but that is not what I’m talking about when I say to treat your kids and…

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Important “Crossroads:” 5 Moments That Make a Difference

As I climbed into bed one Saturday night my wife leaned over to me and said softly, “Could I talk to you about something?” I already had a slight idea…

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