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Are We Dealing Drugs To Our Children?The Role of Dopamine in Entitlement

Did you know you may inadvertently be dealing “drugs” to your children? Dopamine has been called the brain’s “pleasure chemical.” It is released when pleasure...

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Finding Sanity During Family Car Trips5 Tips for Peace in the Back Seat

“Are we there yet?” “I have to go to the bathroom!” “I want a Happy Meal NOW!” “No, I want Taco Bell!!” Ahh, the bliss...

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6 Ways to Combat Back-to-School AnxietyLessons for Parents and Kids

Heading back to school can be an anxious and stressful time for kids — and for parents, too! New schedules, new notebooks, new teachers and...

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My Worst Parenting Nightmare…

It was every parent’s nightmare – over two hours at the allergist’s office with three young children. The kids and I all took turns alternately...

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Letter to a Discouraged Parent

To the discouraged Mom in the third row, As I share a story from my own parenting journey, our eyes meet and I sense a...

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Letter to a Tired Parent

To the Dad in the front row at our workshop, You are here — and, based on your eye contact and nods, you are attentive....

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Beat the Monday Blues with Sunday Lavender

In a coaching session, Karen shared that their family’s weekly schedule seemed to take them captive every Sunday night. Lilly, their third-grader, unofficially declared it...

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The Golden Opportunity of “I’m so STUPID!”(or other self-condemning rants)

“I’m so stupid, I’m SO STUPID!” Most parents at some point are faced with a discouraged, self-condemning child. That’s painful to hear. Our anxiety often...

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Helping Kids Deal with Trauma

Broken bones, scary surgeries, or moving to a new school — all these things can be traumatic experiences for kids to handle. How can parents...

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You Are Safe With Me

Learning to receive God’s grace for ourselves, and then dispensing that grace to our kids, is the essence of becoming a safe parent. When we...

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