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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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Becoming an emotionally safe parentWhen anger, anxiety, and a need to control no longer drives your discipline

A friend of ours said, “I am so competent at work and with friends. I’m on my game almost all the time. But when my…

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“I want 2 more stories and 5 more kisses!”A Thoughtful Response to Your Child’s Demands

“I want that toy!” “I need more kisses!” “I want these jeans!” Kids of all ages can get laser focused onto the thing they just…

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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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Loving the Child of Your Reality

We all have dreams for ourselves and our children. When we run into difficulties with our kids, those dreams feel threatened. It is easy to…

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Sometimes I Cry About My Parenting Mistakes

There are some mornings when I wake up with a knot in my stomach and questions on my mind. Maybe you’ve been there too. (Or…

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Family GatheringsWho's in Charge?

Large family holiday gatherings can be tough for lots of reasons. Over-stimulated, over-sugared,  over-excited and under-slept kids are simply going to struggle. But there may…

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How I Helped My Baby Sleep Without a Sleep Method

Did you find this blog because you Googled, “How do I get my baby to sleep through the night?” Well then, my friend, soak in…

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Back to SchoolEquip your family for a great school year!

No matter the type of school – preschool, public, private, home-school, or alternative school – the transition from summer activities to educational studies generally has…

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How to Peel Your Kids off the ScreenA refreshing approach to an exhausting challenge

It’s halfway through the summer, and you’re finding yourself in power struggles over screen time with your kids. “Why can’t they simply obey me and…

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