emotions

How to Take Advantage of Sibling Rivalry to Explain Emotions and Feelings to a ChildEpisode 54

Few things can be more frustrating as a parent than trying to mediate sibling rivalry. You want your kids to be friends but instead they…

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The Power of Empathy: How to Teach Your Child to “Feel Another’s Feelings”Episode 53

“How do you think that makes your sister feel?” or “You can’t do that to him!” Sound familiar? As a parent you likely want your…

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Practical Tips to Turn Uncontrolled Emotional Outbursts into Big WinsFind the good in your child’s emotional outbursts

Your child is struggling. Again. They are frustrated and taking it out on everyone around them in an uncontrolled emotional outburst. It might be a…

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My Child Wants Nothing to Do with Me. Is There Hope?16 ways to connect when connecting is hard

Even if your child wants nothing to do with you, don’t give up What a great story of how persistence pays off. It can be…

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Get Ready for Pandemic Schooling…Round 26 Useful Ways to Combat Back-to-School Anxiety (Covid-19 Edition)

Heading back to school can be an anxious and stressful time for kids and parents– especially during a pandemic! The idea of another round of…

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To Spank or Not to Spank?The Great Spanking Debate

If you work with Christian parents, it’s tempting to stay far away from the spanking debate. There are the “never spank” parents, the “immediate obedience…

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Family Gatherings: Who’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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Trash, Truth, TreasureHelping kids turn anger into wisdom

When our child gets teased, battered and bullied by another child’s hurtful words, we parents are inclined to step in and fix it by saying…

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3 Game-Changing Questions to Show Your Kids They’re Worth It

It can be hard work to grow as a parent. Especially when no matter how hard you try, things can still go haywire. Old patterns…

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Helping Kids with Their AngerA creative activity to reduce outbursts and prepare kids for healthy relationships

When kids (and adults) experience tangled and confusing emotions that are difficult to express, what often comes out is anger.  It feels vulnerable to be…

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