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Do you or your kids have an advent calendar? When I was growing up, they just had the ones with little pictures behind the doors, but now it’s amazing what you can get. There are Lego Star Wars advent calendars, and connoisseur chocolate advent calendars, beauty product calendars, and calendars with different flavors of gin…...
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In one of my recent Peaceful Parenting Academy course classes, I shared a story about the son of a client who kept asking for shoes. He had eight pairs of shoes in his wardrobe, and he kept asking for shoes. They would be in the store, and he would beg his mom to get him...
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Dear Peaceful Parent, I have a free gift for you. I put together this holiday guide for the month of December. Get Your Peaceful Parent Holiday Guide Now! The guide is designed to offer tips, ideas and support to help you stay grounded and peaceful during this holiday season. I wish you a peaceful holiday...
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Can you believe it? Here we are at the start of December and the holiday season is going to be quickly upon us. There are many things about the holidays that I love, the chance to cozy up by the fire or watch a great game of football (Come on, Patriots!). I love the sense...
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Have you got some RULES in your head about what is ‘the right’ kind of behaviour for a ‘responsible parent’ who’s bringing up a good kid? Can you picture how they deal with their kid when the kid is acting up / not listening / won’t get off xbox / talks back? Maybe you have...
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Last week I wrote about a couple of parenting concepts and how I thought they related to the story in the film ‘Finding Nemo.’ If you missed that you can find it HERE.Have you seen the Pixar film, ‘Coco’, that was released by Disney? Isn’t it funny how us moms know all the plots of the kid’s...
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There’s that moment that comes just after you’ve made an effort for your kid. It’s not as though you scaled an ice-covered mountain for them, but you’re feeling that you deserve to be acknowledged, at least. You deserve those big long-lashed eyes of your kid to look up at you like you’re the best mom...
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Do you ever find that the challenge of parenting feels like swimming in a sea that’s rough? I was on a call with some parents in one of the most recent classes I’ve been teaching, and I was talking to them about how what we see on the SURFACE with our child’s BEHAVIOR is not...
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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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