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My Child Doesn’t Care About Grades. Now What?How to help kids care without nagging

Dinner is winding down and you ask your child if they have any homework. “I don’t know,” she says. You try to gently ask, “How…

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How to Teach Flexibility Using a Pipe CleanerA Practical Idea for Teaching The Skill of Flexibility

Plans change. Life changes. And suddenly your sweet child who doesn’t get to have chicken nuggets is melting down on your kitchen floor. Or maybe…

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My Child Is Always So Negative; What Do I Do?

Got a negative child? You know, the one that seemingly sees the worst in every situation? Kyle and Ella came to me for coaching, concerned…

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Raising Overcomers: How to Model Resiliency to Your Kids | Ep. 56

In this raw and candid episode, Stacy Bellward (podcast host) is joined by Jim and Lynne Jackson (co-founders of Connected Families) to discuss both the…

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“Go To Your Room!”Why your child resists and what you can do

  “Here we go again,” you think as your child gets more and more beet red in the face and your voices escalate. Realizing your…

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My Kids’ Messes Drive Me CRAZY!

For years I have struggled with the mess that our lively, spontaneous, creative, frequently disorganized children made at high speed. I used to call it…

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What Happens When We Approach Our Kids with an Empty Tank

Sometimes, especially when we’re stressed and our tank is on empty, it’s easy to approach kids with our needs instead of a full heart. We…

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What to Do When You Dislike Your Child

During the very difficult years of early parenting, I would go through long times of despair, as well as periods of dislike for one or…

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What to Do When Kids Go Crazy? Do a Do-Over!

“I call the window seat!” “Nu-uhhh, it’s MY turn!” “No way!” “OW! Mom, she hit me!” Sometimes it can seem like the simplest interactions are…

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Seven Minutes of Life-Changing Parenting Wisdom

When it comes to raising your kids, we know how frustrating it can be to put your whole heart into it over the years and…

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