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Thumb-sucking: Is It Good Or Bad For Your Child?

Thumb-sucking: Is It Good Or Bad For Your Child?

  This is probably one of the age-old questions that until the advent of modern dentistry could only be answered by our great-grandmother’s old wives’ tales. Today we are better able to determine the answer to that question with greater detail on the why and why not’s. So, is thumb-sucking good or bad? The quickest […]

Tips To Help Balance Your Marriage And Parenting Responsibilities Better

Tips To Help Balance Your Marriage And Parenting Responsibilities Better

Achieving the perfect balance between your married life and your responsibilities as a parent is something we all find challenging. It can often seem as if one or the other is getting the short end of the stick. But there are some ways to get a handle on this delicate balancing act. “I think it’s […]

Simple Ways To Build An UNBREAKABLE Bond With Your Daughter

Simple Ways To Build An UNBREAKABLE Bond With Your Daughter

A strong mom-daughter bond is not a given. Just like every relationship, the mother-daughter relationship is vulnerable. So many things can come between a mom and her daughter, not the least of which is hormones! I have three daughters and my relationship with each has been different because they are different. Personality, temperaments, experiences – […]

Ways To Make Your Children More Active

Ways To Make Your Children More Active

There is no getting away from it – our kids are becoming increasingly less active as technology continues to provide appealing alternatives to traditional play and activities. We all know the potential health effects not being active enough can have on our children, so let’s focus on some actionable ways to encourage our children to […]

Reasons Your Toddler’s Tantrum Is Actually a Good Thing

Reasons Your Toddler’s Tantrum Is Actually a Good Thing

Toddler tantrums are one of the most challenging aspects of parenting. We tend to feel like good parents when our toddlers are smiley and at ease, but can feel helpless and overwhelmed when they are lying on the floor kicking and screaming. However, believe it or not, toddler tantrums are an important part of our […]

Things Mentally Strong Parents Don’t Do

Things Mentally Strong Parents Don’t Do

Raising mentally strong kids who are equipped to take on real-world challenges requires parents to give up the unhealthy — yet popular — parenting practices that are robbing kids of mental strength. Of course, helping kids build mental muscle isn’t easy — it requires parents to be mentally strong as well. Watching kids struggle, pushing them to face their […]

Phrases That Can Change Your Child’s Life

Phrases That Can Change Your Child’s Life

Giving your children the freedom to try, fail, and get back up 1) “I still believe in you.” I’ll never forget when one of my special education students hurt his pet and word spread throughout the school. He came into my classroom prepared for me to write him off like everyone else had done. I gathered my […]

Ways to Mold Your Children Into Leaders

Ways to Mold Your Children Into Leaders

As parents and caretakers of children, their path to leadership is in our hands. We can model and teach the skills that will equip them to lead themselves and others in this hyper-competitive world, or we can allow them to fall victim to the kind of thinking that makes them slaves to the status quo. […]

Positive Ways to Talk and Listen

Positive Ways to Talk and Listen

As parents we spend so much of our time talking to our kids — and then wonder why they don’t seem to hear us. In heated moments, we find ourselves stuck in power struggles, but can’t figure out what to say to stop the fighting. Sometimes we just don’t know how to answer a tough […]

How To Spend More Quality Time With Your Child

How To Spend More Quality Time With Your Child

  The ten o’clock news hasn’t even started, but you’re too exhausted to watch — who can stay awake that late? Car pools, lunch bags, after-school activities, dinner, homework, bathtime, bedtime. All on top of your own job (or jobs) and the other realities of adulthood. You have just enough energy left to drag yourself […]

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