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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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Motivate. Model. Practice. Praise.Proactively grow skills without demands and threats

“Uhhh! If I’ve told you once, I’ve told you a thousand times, that is NOT OK!! Why do you keep….” (hitting your sibling/sassing me/making a…

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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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“If My Kid’s a Slob Now, How Will He Hold a Job Later?”

  “When I look at my son’s messy room, it puts a knot in my stomach.” Joe was insightful and honest as he described his…

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Why Won’t My Kid Do the Dishes?

Recently we got an email from a mom asking what to do when her 10-year-old son refused to help with the dishes after dinner, even…

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