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Gratitude: The Antidote for Entitlement

We’ve all experienced the entitled rant of a child that wants something NOW! “Mom, buy me this gum!” they scream. There’s no please. Really, it’s not even a question, it’s…

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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 Difference Between Healthy Competition and Unhealthy Comparison.

Have you ever felt like you don’t measure up? Have you ever felt like, no matter how hard you try, you fall short? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. It’s not…

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Teach Gratitude by Honoring Those That Have Gone Before.

I walk softly and almost silently on the grass, still wet from the scheduled sprinklers. As I arrive in the spot I meant to come, my eyes fall as if…

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3 Ways Kids Can Enhance Your Marriage

On my fifth anniversary, I wrote my wife a fairy tale book based on our life together. At that point, we had two children and were well on our way…

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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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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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