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So You Killed Your Cat. Now What?

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

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How to Help Kids Follow Family Rules

When it comes to family rules, a common mistake parents make is not clearly defining the rules! What is acceptable and what is not in...

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How to Make Sure Your Kids Will Want to Stay

What if the way you disciplined your kids had the power to turn their hearts toward or away from the safety of your love, your...

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Do Your Consequences Build Up or Tear Down?

Sometimes, in spite of parents’ most graceful efforts to stay calm, connect well, and parent with grace, their kids still misbehave. They are “beloved sinners”...

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Natural Consequences

Over the next several weeks we’ll be sharing three types of consequences that make sense, are easy to implement, and most importantly will really help...

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The Worst Punishment You Can Give…

The worst punishment a parent can give is the impulsive, emotional and irrational consequence that the child eventually weasels out of because both parent and...

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Solving a Child’s Big Spiritual Problem

As parents who care for our children’s spiritual well-being, we try to teach them right and wrong and help them tackle whatever spiritual problems they...

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Parenting Goals You Can Meet

Choose as your goals to be sure you stay calm, to be sure that your child knows he’s loved and respected no matter how he...

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