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Scared to launch your child into the “real world”?College, first apartment, military, technical school? This is for you.

If you’re the parent of an older teen or young adult, the thought of launching your child into the world can be frightening; particularly if…

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How I Helped My Baby Sleep When Sleep Training Was Not Workingthe downside of trying to get answers from mommy bloggers

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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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 offered…

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“I Was Meeting HIS Disrespect with MY Disrespect”A Connected Families Story

November is adoption/foster care awareness month. We often have the privilege of coaching parents who have built their families through adoption. Even though adoption can…

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Responding with Compassion When Kids Don’t Make the Grade

Do you have a teen or pre-teen that is tough to motivate regarding school? Perhaps this scene seems familiar: Your daughter is consistently behind with…

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6 Survival Tips for Parents of Teens

  In our work coaching hundreds of parents of tweens and teens over the years, we’ve uncovered six common themes that leave teens feeling a…

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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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A Creative Solution to Your Kid’s Messy BedroomHow to become your kids’ organizational consultant!

Author’s note: This article originally ran in 2017. My daughter is now 15 and loves spending a lazy Sunday afternoon decluttering, cleaning, and reorganizing her…

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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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