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Bullying: Challenge or Opportunity?

Throughout the United States, October is national bullying prevention month and today, October 24, many schools around the country will encourage their kids to wear orange...

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Telling vs AskingOne shuts down the brain. The other activates it.

What’s the difference between telling and asking? I’m a teller by nature. It seems easier. Maybe just more efficient, really. I tell my child what...

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“You have chubby little legs!”(One of my biggest parenting mistakes)

We can joke about it now. Mostly. But, at the time, I saw it as one of my worst parenting moments and I worried I’d...

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So You Killed The Cat….Now What?Truth is always best.

“Do you think we should tell the kids what really happened? What they don’t know won’t hurt them, right?” We received this question when a...

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Solve that After-School CrabbinessReverse your child’s stress, and you’ll all benefit!

The bus pulls up and you brace yourself.  She comes flying off the bus backpack bouncing and arms flailing.  You already know there is going...

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“I can’t hear you!”How do you talk to your child when he doesn’t WANT to hear you?

“I can’t hear you!! I can’t hear you!!” You thought his misbehavior was frustrating, but when your child covers his ears and yells “I can’t...

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Teaching Children To Wait WellBuild a lifelong skill….Patience!

Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Colossians 3:12 Instant gratification has become a...

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Words that hurtParenting both the name-caller and name-called

In this Q & A, Jim and Lynne take 4 minutes to respond to a question from a mom and dad regarding their son’s hurtful...

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Raising Kids Who Say “Thank You”and Actually Mean It

We talk to many parents who tell us their kids are not grateful. Not only do their children expect to be fed and clothed, but...

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Are We Raising Animals?A more thoughtful approach to addressing manners with kids.

There are so many little things our kids do that drive us crazy!  Often in an effort to get the behavior to stop we react...

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