The Most Important Thing Parents Do – it may not be what you think!

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Let’s think about it. What – out of the THOUSANDS of things you do – is the most important? When you’re raising kids, no matter the age, there is only one thing that impacts your child the most. Those that do this thing well are creating more cooperation and calm in their families and those that aren’t doing it well are [...]

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Teaching Our Kids to Be Real – Or Why I Don’t Participate in No-Complain Challenges

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There’s been a recent uptick in the number of no-complaining challenges I’ve seen on social media lately. I’ve never done one of these challenges. Okay, I’ve TRIED – once. Wanna know what happened?

I started my day the usual way and was perusing Facebook while waiting in line at Starbucks. An inspirational business person I follow – who I look up [...]

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I’m Parenting with Empathy but My Child’s Behavior Is Getting Worse! Help!

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I got this message from a parent that I’ve been working with – and she most definitely isn’t alone! Here we are, giving our kids the empathy and self-reflection they so vitally need, and their behavior is only getting worse. In some cases our kids actually seem to be spiraling out of control with no sign of stopping. What do we do [...]

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4 Tips for Strengthening Your Connection When Kids Go Back to School

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Nervous and too excited to sleep – and that’s just us parents! It must be time for back-to-school. You’ve prepped the lunch boxes, bought the school supplies and taken inventory of shoes and clothes. They’re ready, you’re ready. Yet you’re still worried about reconnection, family time and the potential for cranky attitudes after long days spent in the classroom.

It’s been a rocky, but fun, start [...]

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