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4 Steps to Change Your Child’s Behavior(The way your favorite boss would handle it.)

Ever tried to change your child’s behavior? Or, how many times in the last hour, have you actually tried to change your child’s behavior?  If…

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Teach Your Child to Have a Growth Mindset with These Four Steps

Have you heard the buzz about having a “growth mindset” versus a “fixed mindset”? How can you teach your child to have a growth mindset?…

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Want to Motivate Your Unmotivated Child? Here’s the Lowdown on Rewards for Kids

Sometimes kids just aren’t very motivated and their parents ask, “Is it OK to bribe my kids?” Or, “Should I use rewards sometimes?” These are…

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Are You Tired of Having to Nag Your Kids? | Ep. 35The Power of Questions for Parenting

Does it seem like all you do is nag your kids? Are you frustrated because this is the sixth time you have asked your child…

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My Kids Won’t Do Their Chores Without My Nagging | Ep. 5"What Should I Do When...?" podcast series

Have you ever wondered, “My child can’t manage to even take the garbage out. How will she ever survive in adulthood?” Or, maybe it sounds…

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Chores: The Constant Battle(And what you can do about it.)

You’ve tried every trick in the book to get your kids to do basic chores. And your kids try every trick in the book to…

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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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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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Does Your Child Need Chemicals to do Chores?how low dopamine impacts effort

In our role as parent coaches and educators, we hear it all the time: “One of my kids just doesn’t seem to get it!” Parents…

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When My Child Asked for an iPod, Here’s What I Said…

In this article I wrote about how my junior high daughter creatively and proactively asked for an iPod by preparing a well-thought-out list of answers to…

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