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Setting technology limits for our kids is easy and hard at the same time. We want to give our kids some independence but at the same time, they have underdeveloped brains and need guidance and help setting boundaries. So how do we strike the balance in this day and age, especially when technology is such...
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On Saturday night, hubby and I were watching a movie and Malcolm was in the other room playing Fortnite on his Xbox. It was getting late and I knew it was time to tell him to finish up. As I walked into the room, I will admit I was dreading the whole interaction about wrapping...
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I love listening to podcasts while driving and walking. I started listening to Oprah’s Soul Sunday podcasts-so good! I am a pretty loud, high energy, intense person by nature and am always looking to find the balance of appreciating those strengths and at the same time find that peaceful, quiet, zen-like side to myself. I...
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I’d like to let you in on a secret…. Your child’s behavior has nothing to do with YOU! It is a language they are speaking to you, to themselves, and to the world. They are saying I am trying to get my needs met and I need H E L P ! Ross Greene, Ph.D....
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Setting cellphone limits for our kids is easy and hard at the same time. We want to give our kids some independence but at the same time, they have under-developed brains and need guidance and help setting boundaries. So how do we strike the balance in this day and age, especially when cellphones are an...
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Let’s talk about family values. We all have them and most of us kind of know what they are (at least in theory). We kind of have sense of what we believe in and the kind of people we’d like our kids to be. Family values can be defined as what you stand for, what...
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The Secret to Navigating Your Child’s Bad Behavior is…“Get curious, not furious.” When I say it to the parents I coach, especially ones who find themselves distraught after another angry bout with their children, it’s an aha moment. If you are a parent to a high-spirited child, you know how rewarding it can be to...
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A couple years ago, I remember my then 11-year-old boy woke up on the wrong side of the bed. He was very unhappy with everyone, and at everything (including me). I couldn’t do anything right. My mere existence irritated him. We drove to school in silence. When we got there, he continued to look unhappy...
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I was recently asked why I chose to be a parent coach. Initially, my biggest reason was for my own benefit. As a former dominant parent of a still very strong willed child, I realized I needed, no make that wanted, to parent differently. After my own amazing transformation in my family, I realized I...
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Parenting is not easy and parenting strong-willed children is a special treat all its own 😉 This weekend we had a huge storm in our house. I mean a really, really big storm with our son and many parts of it are still too tender to talk about. I refer to our kids’ big behaviors...
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