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Turn Name-Calling into Connection

“You’re dumb!” “No, YOU’RE dumb!” “Well, you’re a loser!” “I know you are, but what am I?” “You’re a butthead!” “MOMMMMMMMMM!!!!” Name-calling between children is...

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Tired of Sibling Fighting?We Can Help!

Parents of siblings… did you ever think it would be this hard? You imagined your kiddos as best friends, being there for each other throughout...

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Trash, Truth, TreasureHelping kids turn anger into wisdom

When our child gets teased, battered and bullied by another child’s hurtful words, we parents are inclined to step in and fix it by saying...

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Should I make my kids share?How to grow truly generous hearts

Left to their own devices, toddlers form “rules of possession” that can last a lifetime if not understood and addressed by parents. Does this list...

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Should I Require Fighting Kids to Apologize?Read this mom’s story of genuine reconciliation

Sibling conflict can be discouraging as parents wonder, “Will these kids ever learn to get along? Will they ever be close?” Jim and I wondered...

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4 Sure-Fire Tips for Parents to Survive the Summer

It’s summer again, and you know what that means: a totally different rhythm to schedules and family time, with lots of time for connection… and...

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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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How to Help Kids Like Each Other… with Photos!

Ever feel like the moments where your kids actually like each other are few and far between? Or like deep down they love each other,...

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Help Kids Handle “NO” by Getting Great at “YES!”

If you want your kids to respect and value your “no’s!” work harder on your “yeses!” It’s good to teach kids the various “No’s!” in...

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How to Not Take Sides When Siblings Fight

  In our family, one of the realities we face is siblings who fight. I tend to want to stop my children’s rivalry in its tracks, but...

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