Lynne Jackson

How to Parent Together When You’re Total Opposites

When I married Jim, I was very attracted to his fun-loving playfulness. He frequently made me laugh with his gregarious joy. (Even as I write…

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Your Child’s Misbehavior: A Cry for Help?

“I hate you, Mommy!!” Carrie was at the end of her rope with her 5-year-old. “Alex is always an intense kid, but he seems so…

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Christmas: The Most Wonderful Time of the Year?How to protect the joy of the season when it's hard.

Christmas. Like the song says, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year!” While we cherish meaningful time with those dearest to us, these highly…

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Motivate. Model. Practice. Praise.Proactively grow skills without demands and threats

“Uhhh! If I’ve told you once, I’ve told you a thousand times, that is NOT OK!! Why do you keep….” (hitting your sibling/sassing me/making a…

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“Go Away, I Want MOMMY!”How to respond when kids pick a favorite caregiver

It’s a challenge to know how to respond when kids pick a favorite caregiver, regardless of whether it’s mom, dad, a grandparent, or even a…

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4 Simple Ways to Bridge the Mother-Son DivideYou CAN connect well with your son by using insight, creativity and perseverance

Father-daughter dances bring delight as tall suits and little skirts whirl around the dance floor. A mother-daughter brunch is bright with “girly chatter.” Adventurous camaraderie…

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Should Parents Have Do-Overs Too?Break the habit of harsh responses and embrace a 2nd chance!

We frequently hear from parents, in coaching and in conversation, who say that it is really hard to break the habit of harsh responses and…

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When Out-of-Control Kids Can’t Hear Your Gentle VoiceGetting Kids Attention in the Mayhem

Whether it’s angry sibling conflict or just wild and silly craziness, it’s hard to know how to engage kids’ mayhem without using a fast, large,…

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Don’t Settle for Fake RespectGet to the HEART of door-slamming and eye-rolling

“Don’t talk to me that way!” “I saw you roll your eyes!” “I don’t like your attitude, young lady!” “Don’t look at me that way!”…

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The Hidden Dangers of Compliant Kids – Part 2Practical ideas to build security and confidence in your under-the-radar child.

If you realized in our last post that your compliant child might be struggling internally, you’ve probably been wondering, so now what?  In this post…

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