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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End Tantrums, Meltdowns and Mom Burn-out Right Now

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You knew parenting would be hard but you never thought it would be this hard. You’re either losing it all day long, feeling stressed and out-of-control or you’re feeling a sense of disconnection with your kids that is making it harder to set limits, give love and enjoy each other.

Some days are way better than others! Everything kind [...]

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