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Helping Your Highly Sensitive Child

There are challenging kids, and there are “over-the-top” challenging kids. Research suggests that around 15% of all children are considered highly sensitive. What does this...

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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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Building the Family Team: A Solution to Chore Wars

7-year-old Bryce was a master “chore evader.” When asked to help with chores, this distractable drama king would slump over and whine, “But I wanted...

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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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Are We Teaching Our Kids to Bully?How to Address Bullying: Part 3

I saw her coming, eyes flashing and surveying the crowded checkout lines. Her cart was full. Mine was too. I shifted my gaze to the...

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

This is the first in a series about a thoughtful and graceful approach to bullying. It’s a little longer than usual. Hopefully you’ll see why....

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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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