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The Surprising Power of No, Yes, and Why

When our kids do something they’re not supposed to, or ask us for something they can’t have, often our reflexive response is a simple, quick,...

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How to Help Kids Like Each Other… with Photos!

Ever feel like the moments where your kids actually like each other are few and far between? Or like deep down they love each other,...

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What to Do When Kids are Focused on Making Money

Can it ever be a good thing for kids to focus on making money? In response to our post about kids wanting things NOW, a...

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Elf on a Shelf: The Good, the Bad, and 4 Character Building Ideas

  Many of us grew up with Santa, but his little buddy the Elf on a Shelf has gotten growing attention in recent years. Just...

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Build Kids Up with Nourishing Affirmation in 30 Seconds

  Kids need encouragement. But not all affirmation is created equal! Some affirmation is empty — like popcorn or cotton candy — but nourishing affirmation...

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Growing Maturity in Your Child

Joslyn and Mike’s sensitive 4-year-old Tyler had perfected the art of out-of-control meltdowns, sassiness, and occasional aggression. When they came for coaching, they were exhausted...

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The Six Sides of Lasting Success

Ever watch your kids’ moods ricochet like a pinball off the latest circumstance? Ever feel like your own moods are a magnification of whatever is...

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Compliments that Nourish Kids’ Character

We do it all the time. “Nice work! Great job! You’re so awesome!” It’s nice to take notice and give energy to the good things...

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