What I Learned When My Kid Threw Water on a Stranger – handling discipline in public

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Our kids’ tantrums and meltdowns and out of line behavior can make us crazy – when it happens at home. When we’re in public it adds a whole new – and terrifying – layer to challenging behavior.

Here’s my freshest story about public discipline. First I have to say two things:

One, in this context I’m talking about discipline […]

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If You Want a Calm, Joyful Holiday Season With Your Kids – Do This!

 

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Your visions may be of a calm, joyful holiday season. What you’ve ended up with in the past is a lot of stress, too much sugar and too much entitlement!

I’ve been there. When my oldest kids were younger I had dreams of handmade gifts (all made by me), a simple tree dressed in strings of white lights and cranberries and popcorn, […]

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5 Tech Tools That Actually Help You Be a Calm Parent

5 apps for calm parentingI love technology – maybe a little too much at times. I try to limit my time on the internet in favor of real life, face-to-face interactions with family, friends and my kids. Can anyone relate to the balance between keeping up with people on Facebook and keeping up with the people in your home?!

Outside of it’s social media capabilities I also […]

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3 Quick Tips for Calmer Parenting That You Can Use Now

 

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I don’t know about you but my September felt like a whirlwind! Between the start of a new school year, shorter days (am I the only one who cannot wake up when it’s dark out in the morning??) and completing a new book, I’m ready for a more restful October.

 

That’s where this post comes in. I know that I’m not […]

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