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How To Deepen Your Bond With Your Child ages 0 - 6 months ages 11 years - 18 years ages 5 years - 11 years ages 6 months - 5 years communication consistency relationships routines Feb 15, 2024

 

Imagine this scene: It's early morning, and you're feeling tired, overwhelmed, and already thinking about the long to-do list ahead.  But as your child comes bounding into the room,...

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The Power of Chore Distribution: Strengthening Marital and Parent-Child Relationships ages 0 - 6 months ages 11 years - 18 years ages 5 years - 11 years ages 6 months - 5 years check yourself chores relationships spouses Jan 24, 2024

 

Usually, I focus on the parent-child dynamic in these posts, but there’s no denying that the parent-parent dynamic is essential to a harmonious family environment and resulting...

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How To Prevent Sibling Rivalry ages 0 - 6 months ages 11 years - 18 years ages 5 years - 11 years ages 6 months - 5 years check yourself communication consequences consistency discipline relationships siblings Jan 17, 2024

 

 

This week, we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day.  Racial equality is supremely important, and in fact, I'm working on a very special post on the topic of helping to teach...

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Should I Tell My Child Santa Is Real? ages 5 years - 11 years ages 6 months - 5 years communication holidays relationships siblings Dec 06, 2023

 

Parents, here’s a big question this time of year: What do you tell your kids when they ask if Santa Claus is real?  There’s no right answer.  It’s a personal...

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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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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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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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Unconditional Positive Regard: The Key to Showing Your Child You Love Them Even When They Make Mistakes 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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How Much "Screen Time" Does Mommy Get? ages 0 - 6 months ages 11 years - 18 years ages 5 years - 11 years ages 6 months - 5 years communication relationships routines screen time Jun 22, 2023

 Today, I have a quick story for you related to the concept of managing your time and preserving as much of it for your little kiddos as possible.  A friend recently asked me how I can...

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A Good Mom Friend Is Priceless ages 0 - 6 months ages 11 years - 18 years ages 5 years - 11 years ages 6 months - 5 years check yourself health relationships support Jun 15, 2023

Have you ever had a bad parenting day?  Scratch that: If you're a parent, you've had a bad parenting day.  Whether it's troublesome behavior from your kids, chaotic scheduling, conflicts...

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Boys vs. Girls: Is My Child's Behavior Normal? ages 5 years - 11 years ages 6 months - 5 years choices & checkpoints health milestones relationships siblings Apr 13, 2023

My 6-year-old daughter had two friends over after school one day.  The play date lasted over two hours and was a total breeze.  First, we had lunch; then the girls played dress-up, they...

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