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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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How To Guide Your Child Through Disagreements | Social Skills Training 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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Why Should You Push Kids To Try Sports? | Kids Exploring 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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How To Prevent Common Bedtime Disruptions | Bedtime Battles 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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When To Apologize To Your Children | Fixing Parenting Mistakes 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 Stop Bickering Over Family Activities | Ending Family Bickering 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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How to Use Gentle Yet Effective Discipline | 3, 2, Thank You! 3 2 thank you! ages 11 years - 18 years ages 5 years - 11 years choices & checkpoints consequences discipline Sep 07, 2023

  

This post is the second in a special two-part series on 3, 2, Thank You! (see Parenting Through Choices for the first part).  This technique is one of my absolute favorite...

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What Is The Best Way To Discipline Your Child? | Child Discipline 3 2 thank you! ages 11 years - 18 years ages 5 years - 11 years ages 6 months - 5 years choices & checkpoints consequences discipline siblings Aug 31, 2023

  

What do you do when your young child is testing their limits and refuses to do something you have asked of them?  That’s when you pull 3, 2, Thank You! out of your...

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How To Show Your Child You Love Them | Expressing Love To Kids ages 0 - 6 months ages 11 years - 18 years ages 5 years - 11 years ages 6 months - 5 years communication discipline parenting philosophy relationships siblings Aug 17, 2023

 

How does your child know that you love them?  One day when they’re older, your child will reflect back on their childhood and remember all the times you told them you loved...

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