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Helping Kids with their Anger

When kids (and adults) experience tangled and confusing emotions that are difficult to express, what often comes out is anger.  It feels vulnerable to be...

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Equipping Kids to Calm

Parents want to be able to help their kids calm down when conflict happens. So it can be quite discouraging when conflicts spiral out of...

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Transitions: It’s Time To Go

  Does this sound familiar?  Picture yourself standing, hands on hips at the front door saying (maybe loudly, even): “C’mon, kids. It’s time to go....

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Helping Kids Transition From One Activity to the Next

When a child becomes so focused on a favorite activity that they just can’t seem to pull away, it may become an exercise in frustration...

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7 Peaceful, Powerful Ways to Connect with an Angry Child

Everyone would agree that loving our children is one of the most important things a parent can do. But sometimes expressing that love isn’t as...

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How to Avoid Being Taken Hostage by Kids’ Demands

Parents sometimes feel like hostages to the intense demands of their children, intimidated into submission with the threat of “the big gun” – a deafening...

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Turn a Big Meltdown into a Big Win!

I’ve heard a lot of encouraging stories from parents during coaching sessions, but even I was shocked at this one.

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10 Best on the Connected Families Blog 2014

We can hardly believe it’s 2015 already! Before we dive into a year of new blog posts, we thought we’d dwell for just a moment...

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Why Do Kids Tantrum?

  Simply stated, kids have tantrums because they pay off. In some convoluted sort of way they get what they want. Even if it means they...

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How Parents Can Predict a Meltdown…

Fists clench. Ears turn red. Lips quiver. The tiny chest heaves to draw in a breath and then — “NOOOOOOOO!!” When your child starts working...

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