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How To Teach Your Children To Make Friends | Power Of Bonding ages 11 years - 18 years ages 5 years - 11 years ages 6 months - 5 years apology consequences relationships siblings Nov 29, 2023

What happens after your child quarrels with their sibling or friend?  Do you make them apologize?  Do you brush it off and move on to the next activity?  There’s a really...

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What You Need to Know Before You Push Your Child to Try Any New Activity ages 11 years - 18 years ages 5 years - 11 years ages 6 months - 5 years choices & checkpoints sports Nov 22, 2023

Recently, I wrote a post about the pros and cons of sports to help parents decide whether to push their kids to try sports.  There are also some practical tips in that post that can help...

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10 Tips for Raising Great Sleepers ages 0 - 6 months ages 5 years - 11 years ages 6 months - 5 years consistency routine sleep Nov 15, 2023

Raising good sleepers has always been a priority for me.  Let me tell you a quick story: When my daughter was in TK (which is an early, transitional kindergarten program we have in...

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Building Healthy Eating Habits: How to Foster a Positive Relationship with Food in Your Children ages 11 years - 18 years ages 5 years - 11 years ages 6 months - 5 years communication eating health Nov 07, 2023

As parents, we strive to raise happy and healthy children.  One important aspect of their well-being is teaching them healthy eating habits.  In our family, the essential message around...

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5 Tips to Thrive as a Family at the Holidays 5 c’s ages 11 years - 18 years ages 5 years - 11 years ages 6 months - 5 years family mantra holidays routine Nov 01, 2023

The holiday season is fast upon us, and for busy families, that often means an added layer of stress - or perhaps it feels more like an avalanche of pressure.  From Halloween costumes to...

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Check Yourself: Are You an Intentional Parent? ages 0 - 6 months ages 11 years - 18 years ages 5 years - 11 years ages 6 months - 5 years check yourself parenting philosophy Oct 25, 2023

Today, we’re talking about intentional parenting.  When I list off the 5 C’s in my parenting framework (see The 5 C’s to Amazing Parenting), I always list Check Yourself...

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Four Essential Steps to Guide Your Child Through Disagreements ages 11 years - 18 years ages 5 years - 11 years ages 6 months - 5 years consequences relationships siblings Oct 18, 2023

Parents play a crucial role in shaping their children's social development and helping them navigate the complexities of relationships.  One common challenge is when our children have...

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Should You Push Your Child to Try Sports? ages 11 years - 18 years ages 5 years - 11 years ages 6 months - 5 years choices & checkpoints health routines siblings sports Oct 11, 2023

Parents often wonder whether they should push their children to try different activities, whether it’s picking up a new sport, learning to play a musical instrument, or trying a new...

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Bedtime Battles: How to Prevent Common Bedtime Disruptions for a Smooth Bedtime Routine ages 5 years - 11 years ages 6 months - 5 years consistency routines screen time sleep Oct 04, 2023

Bedtime should be a calming period filled with snuggles and well wishes for another wonderful day to come tomorrow.  However, bedtime can sometimes feel more like a battleground when it...

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The Power of Apologizing to Your Kids: Strengthening the Parent-Child Connection ages 11 years - 18 years ages 5 years - 11 years ages 6 months - 5 years apology check yourself learning relationships Sep 27, 2023

Parenting is a journey filled with ups and downs, and it's only natural for parents to make mistakes along the way.  The day-to-day reality of raising young children tends to be a bit more...

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How to Put an End to Bickering Over Family Activities 5 c’s ages 0 - 6 months ages 11 years - 18 years ages 5 years - 11 years ages 6 months - 5 years problem solving relationships routines siblings Sep 21, 2023

 

The kids are back at school working hard all week, so family fun really needs to be a focus on the weekend.  But weekends fill up so fast!  Birthday parties, sporting events,...

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Are You An Amazing Parent? You May be Surprised to Find the Answer is Yes! ages 11 years - 18 years ages 5 years - 11 years choices & checkpoints consequences discipline Sep 13, 2023

Have you ever heard me start a social media reel or a podcast or vlog episode by saying, “Hello, Amazing Parents!” and wondered if you’re in the right place?  Did you think...

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