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I Just Can’t Get My Kids Off the Screen!Don't Just Say "No." Say "YES!" Too!

National Screen Free Week in the United States this year is April 29 – May 5th. You’ll likely be inundated with lots of statistics and…

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What do I do when my child just says no?

Recently we received this question from Michelle: I am struggling with a tween who often says no to my requests. She is a good girl…

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How to Peel Your Kids off the ScreenA refreshing approach to an exhausting challenge

It’s halfway through the summer, and you’re finding yourself in power struggles over screen time with your kids. “Why can’t they simply obey me and…

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3 Secrets to Grow from Screen Time Madness to Gladness This SummerHow One Family Began Managing Screen Time

  Are you feeling a little fear and trepidation about your kids’ free time this summer and the issues it brings?Summertime means long stretches of…

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When My Child Asked for an iPod, Here’s What I Said…

Last week I wrote about how my junior high daughter creatively and proactively asked for an iPod by preparing a well-thought-out list of answers to concerns she…

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3 Powerful Steps to Redirect a Bored Kid

A thoughtful parent wrote us with the following question: How do I encourage my child to be more creative with his time? For example, not…

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How to Influence Kids’ Technology Use

Parents are constantly asking us about the best ways to manage their kids’ technology use. They generally want answers about what technology they can use…

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Questions (Part 1)The Most Important Tool for Building Wisdom

  What are the best tools parents have to teach wisdom and guide their kids? Questions! Often times we forget that a simple, well-timed question…

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“My parents yelled, and I turned out fine…”

Q: “Why did my husband and I turn out to be respectful, well-adjusted, polite adults even though we were raised with spanking and yelling?”

Great question, and one we hear often.

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A Prescription for Connection

A pediatrician friend of ours once had parents bring in their child and request a diagnosis of Oppositional Defiance Disorder (ODD) so they could get…

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