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Bullying: Challenge or Opportunity?

Throughout the United States, October is national bullying prevention month and many schools around the country will encourage their kids to wear orange in support…

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Building Wisdom When Kids Want Gifts…and More Gifts

Parents love giving their kids good gifts. And kids love receiving them! As we explain in our Entitlement Fix Online Course, the gift-giving experience can be…

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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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Is Your Child Entitled to a Trophy?

A young mom queried me intently after our talk on Entitlement in kids. “What do you do about the culture around us that guarantees that…

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My Kids’ Messes Drive Me CRAZY!

For years I have struggled with the mess that our lively, spontaneous, creative, frequently disorganized children made at high speed. I used to call it…

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The Most Important Key to a Child’s Success

Pretty much every parent wants their children to succeed in life. When talking about teaching kids to be successful, parents often want to jump right to…

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What Happens When We Approach Our Kids with an Empty Tank

Sometimes, especially when we’re stressed and our tank is on empty, it’s easy to approach kids with our needs instead of a full heart. We…

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Where Do Parenting Reflexes Come From?

  On the journey of parenting, many of us find that we have some “typical parenting reflexes” that we default to. Some of this comes from…

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Why You Should Teach Your Kids to Break the Rules

I grew up being really good at following rules. As a child (and even as a young adult), I really struggled with having grace for…

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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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