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TOP TEN TIPS FOR BEING THE BEST PARENT YOU CAN BE
  1. There are no perfect parents – mistakes are chances to learn.
  2. Take care of yourself so you have energy to care for your children.
  3. Don’t live through your kids – meet your needs through your own efforts.
  4. Support and give your children the skills to solve their own problems – avoid being a “helicopter” parent.
  5. You have many years to raise your children – focus on one or two concerns at a time.
  6. Pick and choose from your upbringing how you want to parent.
  7. Create family traditions to pass on memories and values.
  8. “Get on the same page” for larger parenting decisions with those who share in your children’s care.
  9. Seek support when you need it.
  10. Maintain a sense of humor.

 
 

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practical, well-researched information for parents:

Partners in Parenting: Working Together as a Team

Parenting Image vs. Reality

Being a Role Model – The Promise and The Peril

Parents, Your Needs  Matter: It’s Okay to Take a Turn

Survival Tips for Special Needs Parents…You’re Not Alone, I Promise!

Effective Versus Ineffective Parenting: Know the Difference?

 

Divorce

Empowering Divorce

7 Inescapable Post-Divorce Truths

Is Your Child “Alienated”?

 
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words of wisdom by parents for parents:

Cut Yourself Some Slack

Parents: Perfectly Imperfect

It’s about Time: Making It ALL Work

Parents on the Run

Oh! The Humanness of Parents

Parenting: Reality vs. Reality Show

The Myth of the Perfect Parent

I Just Need Some Time for Me!

Reflections on a Parental Leave of Absence

Parenting Tips for Better Health

Parenting Paradox: Exasperating and Exhilarating

 

Find your “Inner Child”

Fun is Not a Four-letter Word

“Will You Play with Me?”

 

Families: You Can’t Live with Them; You Can’t Live without Them

The Power of Family Legacies

It’s Never too Late to have a Happy Childhood

Fighting on the Same Side: Team Parenting

 

Little Tips to See the Big Picture

The Science of Parenting

A Lesson in Patience

Parenting takes Time

Close Calls

The Real Rules of Parenthood

The Journey of Parenthood

How Do I Love Thee

Encouraging a Positive Attitude by Creating a Positive Environment

Why is it So Hard to Parent Today? The Big Picture of Parental Responsibility

 

The Years Fly By

Balancing Acts: Letting Go without Losing Your Mind

Letting Go – Holding On: A Delicate Balance

 
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watch our presentation and hear what other parents say:

Creating a Parenting Parentership: Working Together as a Team

What Traits Do You Value? (pdf)

Couple Communication Questions (pdf)

 
ListenLISTEN TO NARRATED PRESENTATIONS –
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Working Together as a Parenting Team

Part I – Obstacles to Team Parenting Part II – Skills for Working Together

Your Needs Matter

 

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