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How to Say “No” to Kids Without the Power StrugglesSet boundaries and grow wisdom in your kids

Think about how it usually goes: Your child focuses on a goal (even if it is a really bad goal like “teaching little sister a…

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Whose Life Is It Anyway?College bribery and the snowplow parent

  Spoiled kids are in the news again – or rather parents who spoil kids. In 2012 we wrote about the problem of entitlement and…

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How I Helped My Baby Sleep Without a Sleep Method

Did you find this blog because you Googled, “How do I get my baby to sleep through the night?” Well then, my friend, soak in…

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Back to SchoolEquip your family for a great school year!

No matter the type of school – preschool, public, private, home-school, or alternative school – the transition from summer activities to educational studies generally has…

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Beat Boredom This Summer With These 4 TipsEmpowering your kids’ God-given creativity

Research has shown that being bored is not such a bad thing for kids.  Boredom can foster creativity and patience.  Yet, when a parent hears…

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Prep Your Kids for a Responsible School Year

Getting an education is a tremendous privilege. Most parents recognize that future opportunities are built on many layers of learning that happen during the school…

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Can We Get Kids to Say “Sorry” Like They Mean It?

When kids fight, parents typically try to resolve things by telling the kids they have to say they’re sorry. While parents may be aware that this can…

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Are We Setting Our Kids Up to Be Uncooperative?

Parents can get in ruts. That’s true for me and I’m pretty sure it is for you, too. One rut that is familiar to many…

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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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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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