Category Archives: A – Z Parenting Tips

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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Dads are Special

As a pediatrician, I often witness one of the most infuriating events for mothers. At their child’s 9-month-old visit, I ask, “Has he said any words yet?” “Dada,” says the mother, frustrated that “dad” gets first billing when many times … Continue reading

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Being a Mom is a Hard Work

“The natural state of motherhood is unselfishness. When you become a mother, you are no longer the center of your own universe. You relinquish that position to your children.” ― Jessica Lange For all the women out there doing the … Continue reading

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Looking Back to Parent Forward

“Be the parent you wish you had.” ~ Dr. Louise Hart, Parenting Expert   Growing up with seven brothers and sisters was very lively; there was always someone to play with, holidays were rollicking events, and older siblings showed the … Continue reading

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