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Don’t Go Out on a Limb to Raise Great Kids – Parents Article

Growing Great KidsIn parenting, as in many things, the tried-and-true, simple things are often the best. It’s been said that good parenting isn’t rocket science…and I would wholeheartedly agree. It’s much more challenging…because there’s not one single formula that works with all kids. Still, we don’t have to go out on a limb to raise great kids. There are some things that we know help raise honorable, well-adjusted kids…and we’ve collected a few tried and true ways in our infographic.Even…

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Negative Thinking, Positive Thinking and Parenting – Parents Article

Your Internal Tape DeckDo you remember tape players (perhaps even the 8-track tape variety)…those magical, wonderful contraptions that allowed us to listen to music on tape before the advent of walkman radios, compact discs, MP3 players, digital downloads and the like?These outdated devices allowed us to stop, rewind…and play certain parts of the tape over and over, at will.  Now, imagine that you have a tape deck in your head. This particular tape deck provides a running commentary on your…

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In Defense of Mom Jeans, No Matter the Size – Parents Article

Do You Own a Pair of Mom Jeans? Oh, no!  The dreaded mom jeans!   Do you own a pair?   I do, and here is why I’m proud to “rock the mom jeans”!   They aren’t size 5, or even a size 10, although “mom jeans” do come in those sizes and some of my best friends wear them!  These mom jeans are filled with legs that have stood the test of time. The Legs in These Mom Jeans Have: ~ Helped build tents,…

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The Top 10 Things You are Doing Right as a Parent – Parents Article

The Top 10 Things You are Doing Right as a Parent Warning…there’s no quick 10-point list here that allows you to tick off the boxes and move on. That would be way too easy and require absolutely no thinking on your part. Where is the fun in that?I thought of providing you with a list of 10 things that I’m pretty sure you ARE doing right as a parent, but it wouldn’t be as rich and meaningful as you could…

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A Mindful Parenting Moment for Challenging Times – Parents Article

Mindful Parenting Moments for Challenging Times Challenging times. We all have them. Every. Single. One. Of. Us. I know this as truth from the sheer fact that we are all human. No exceptions. Period. So, since we’re all going to have rough patches, we might as well find something we can do to lessen their length, as well as their impact upon us. Two Minutes to Calm Here’s a two minute video excerpted from The Joyful Parent 4-week Online Course.…

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Stop Raising Your Voice, Stop Raising Your Blood Pressure – Parents Article

Stop Raising Your Voice, Stop Raising Your Blood Pressure It’s easier said than done, right? You wake up with the best intentions, promising yourself it’s going to be a calm, relaxing, stress free day…then BOOM…it happens. Things get a bit harried, the bickering starts, then the whining, then the screaming…until, you’ve reached your limit and start yelling in frustration yourself.  Then the guilt sets in. You start feeling bad that you “lost it”. You start feeling like you fell short…

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The Care and Keeping of Challenging Children – Parents Article

See our entire program HERE! The Care and Keeping of Challenging Children If you parent or care for a challenging child, nobody has to tell you how trying, frustrating and overwhelming it can be for you. You’re in the thick of it and face it, sometimes, on a daily basis. And the thing we may not stop to consider is that the children who trigger all of this in us are feeling exactly the same way!  The Price of Punishment …

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