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What’s REALLY Behind Kids’ Misbehavior?

Have you ever noticed that some kids argue more persuasively than others? Or that some kids’ schemes are actually quite creative? Or that some kids’...

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Don’t Punish Your Child’s Nervous System — Understand It!

There are challenging kids, and there are “over-the-top” challenging kids. If standard parenting approaches just don’t work, or if you resonate with one or more...

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Dealing With RejectionA Surprising Use for a $20 Bill

Kids are rejected from every side. Sometimes the rejection or criticism comes from a teacher that just doesn’t “get” your kid. Sometimes it comes from an...

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The Diamond in the Rough of BullyingHow to Address Bullying: Part 1

You learn that your child has been bullied at school. Your blood pressure skyrockets. You want justice NOW! “THIS IS NOT OK! I’M CALLING THE...

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Logical Consequences Consequences That Actually Work! [Part 2]

Last week we kicked off our series on Consequences That Actually Work with a post on the importance of natural impacts. Today we look at...

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Natural ConsequencesConsequences That Actually Work! [Part 1]

Over the next several weeks we’ll be sharing three types of consequences that make sense, are easy to implement, and most importantly will really help...

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6 Destructive Lies We Tell Ourselves — And How to Fight Them!

[powerpress]Sometimes we humans seem to act unpredictably or irrationally. But every action has a purpose, rooted in an underlying or “core” belief. Our core beliefs...

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When Kids FightHelping Kids Work Through Conflict

How Fights are Reinforced…or Resolved If kids get a stern scolding, angry tones, harsh consequences, and nothing else from parents when they physically fight, then...

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Michael Phelps’ Secret… and What It Tells Us About Parenting

Michael Phelps is now the most decorated Olympian in history. Winning 19 Olympic medals has made him — according to many — “the greatest Olympian ever”....

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The Worst Punishment You Can Give…

The worst punishment a parent can give is the impulsive, emotional and irrational consequence that the child eventually weasels out of because both parent and...

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