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Your kids are watching you. Constantly. All the subtle messages from the way you live life are being absorbed by their active little minds, even...

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Does Your Help Actually Hurt Your Kids?

“Oh, honey, come here. Let’s fix that.” Or, “Hey kiddo, let’s clean up that mess.” Nearly every parent has repeated phrases like these, perhaps many...

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How Family Meetings Can Un-Spoil Kids

One day, my wife and I looked at each other and noticed ourselves doing many things for our kids that they were fully capable of...

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One of Our Biggest Parenting Mistakes…

One of our biggest parenting mistakes is to try to get kids to behave right for the wrong reasons. It’s a good thing to want...

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How to Deal with an Attention Addict

  Recently, on a weekend when all our kids were home, we dug out the family videos for a trip down memory lane (or, in...

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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 Key to Avoiding EntitlementAre your kids responsible or spoiled?

As soon as kids are capable of doing jobs, take the time to teach them to do the jobs and gracefully hold them responsible to...

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A Problem of EntitlementAre We Raising Kids Who Can't Help Themselves?

Researchers have told us that American parents are too child-centered. Is making our kids happy eclipsing our determination to teach them responsibility?  According to the cited study, “Parents intend...

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