Lynne Jackson

Got a Demanding Child? This Mom Figured Out What to DoHelp for an overly gentle parent

It’s easy to get overwhelmed by kids’ whining or disrespectful demands…especially if you have a gentle, sensitive personality type. You give in and then feel…

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Help! My Anxious Child Cries When Dropped Off at DaycareSeparation Anxiety and the Fear of School

If your child struggles with separation anxiety, you know all about the dreaded drop-off. You know about the preamble—the slow dressing and eating, the extra…

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Helping Your Highly Sensitive Child

There are challenging kids, and there are “over-the-top” challenging kids. A highly sensitive child probably falls in the latter category. Research suggests that around 15%…

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What To Do When Kids Interrupt Important Conference Calls | Ep. 33Why Work-At-Home parenting is HARD

Working at home can be challenging! And exasperating. In this difficult season where many parents are juggling kids and working from home, our “new normal”…

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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 angry…

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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…

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