Tag Archives: relationships

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How to Enjoy the Parenting Roller Coaster

Have you ever watched your 6 year old voluntarily gather up his little brother or sister after they have hurt themselves and compassionately comfort and tend to them? It’s moments…

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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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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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When is it Okay for Kids to Fight? Who’s the Bully?

For many or most reading this, your immediate response to the title of this article may have been outrage and a resounding, “Never!” However, please reflect on the following example…

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Mean What You Say & Say What You Mean; 3 Essential Elements of Effective Communication

Years ago I watched a video where a little girl was gleefully playing in her front yard. Her mother was watching her from the porch on a beautiful summer day….

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30 Inspiring Parenting Quotes that Teach TRU Parenting Principles

Sometimes we need some inspiring words, something to lift our spirits and help us see things from a new perspective. The following are some of my favorite quotes I have…

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Groundhog Day: What’s Your Perfect Day?

What would your perfect day look like? If you had to live one day over and over, what would you want it to be? When you close your eyes and…

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Husband’s Guide To Childbirth: 2 Secrets That Make All the Difference

Big tough men aren’t afraid of anything, right? Wrong! When it comes to pregnancy and birth of their children I’ve talked to countless men (and women) that are not only…

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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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The 3 Part Formula for Connecting Without Any Words

It was just another day. There wasn’t anything particularly different or note worthy about it. To be quite honest, it was actually one of my more disconnected days. I had…

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