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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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Understanding the Role of our Child’s Development in Our Positive Parenting Perspective

I’ve never heard of anyone ever trying to force their child to walk. I don’t hear of parents setting up elaborate reward systems for taking first steps or punishing kids…

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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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4 Steps to Allow the Meaning of Easter to Improve our Family Relationships

What was your favorite part of Easter when you were growing up? I remember the Easter egg hunts, the candy eggs and the chocolate Easter bunnies. I looked forward to…

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3 Mini Vacations Parents Can Take Right Now… For Free

Could you use a vacation? You’re probably shaking your head up and down, but thinking, “I wish!” I wish I could afford to get away and get a little rest…

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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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3 Steps to Eliminating Power Struggles

“It’s always a power struggle with him!” Have you ever said something similar? When your child simply refuses to eat, do their chores, follow your directions, or persists in asking…

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2 Words that Can Calm Parent’s Emotional Storms

Do you ever feel like your head is going to explode? Between work and cleaning house and meals and laundry and the car that needs to be fixed and the…

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Overcome Resentment Toward Your child With This APP

All of us hope for the best when we experience the birth of our children. We anticipate their first steps, their shining faces as they learn to ride a bike…

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7 Parenting Paradoxes: Embracing the Irony

1. The volume paradox: The louder we are, the less they hear. When parents feel like their child isn’t listening the tenancy is to raise our voices. Logically we can…

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