Category Archives: A – Z Parenting Tips

Parenting Tip: Let Children Experience Natural Consequences

Loving parents who want their children to be successful and to reach their potential often err on the side of being over-protective and overly involved in their children’s struggles. They go to extreme lengths to keep their children from experiencing … Continue reading

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Parenting Tip: Plan for Success

If you are like many parents, just getting through daily routines with your children can be a real hassle. For example, take getting out of the house in the morning. Every day you wake up, thinking of how kind and … Continue reading

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Parenting Tip: Focus on Children’s Actual Behavior, Not their Mood

Have you ever had to say “no” to your children when they ask to do something? Or have your children ever resisted doing something you tell them to do? You use all your positive parenting skills to get them to … Continue reading

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Parenting Tip: Know and Respect Your Limits

Have you ever felt that you are constantly giving to your children and doing so much for them that you are exhausted and even resentful of all their demands? If so, then this month’s parenting tip is right for you: … Continue reading

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Give Yourself Five Minutes: Reduce Holiday Stress

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year With the kids jingle belling And everyone telling you be of good cheer It’s the most wonderful time of the year” ~ Songwriters George Wyle and Eddie Pola   There seem to … Continue reading

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Thankful for What I Have and Who I Am

I am grateful for what I am and have. My thanksgiving is perpetual. ~Henry David Thoreau   Very often we hear, “Be grateful for the ordinary things in life.” Excellent advice.   So I try to be grateful for the … Continue reading

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Laying the Foundation for Responsibility One Cookie at a Time

Do you wish to be great? Then begin by being. Do you desire to construct a vast and lofty fabric? ….. The higher your structure is to be, the deeper must be its foundation. ~Saint Augustine   Ah, foundation. It’s … Continue reading

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When Kids Refuse to Go to School

I’ve never run into a person who yearns for their middle school days. ~Jeff Kinney, author of Diary of a Wimpy Kid Most people cringe when they think of their middle school days and wish they could have skipped right … Continue reading

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Parenting Uncertainty

Uncertainty is reality.– Dr. Robert L. Leahy (author of The Worry Cure) Reality continues to ruin my life. – Bill Watterson (creator of Calvin and Hobbes)   I used to daydream about morphing my two kids into one so that … Continue reading

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Amygdala Hijacking

I wish my name was Brian because maybe sometimes people would misspell my name and call me Brain. That’s like a free compliment and you don’t even gotta be smart to notice it. -Mitch Hedberg, Comedian   Speaking of brains, … Continue reading

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