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How To Raise Brave Kids Without Bullying Them

How To Raise Brave Kids Without Bullying Them

It’s difficult to tell what will scare a child. Some will tremble at the sight of a dog, others get anxious when trying new things, like Little League or school, and some just roll with the punches. Regardless of a child’s natural proclivities, parents are tasked with helping their kid be brave, which functionally means […]

Why the Small Things Matter

Why the Small Things Matter

A few months ago, while shopping in Target, I found myself in the kitchen section. Because I was killing time before I had to pick up my daughter from school, I lingered in the aisles a little longer than I normally would. A large four-cup measuring cup caught my eye. I was reminded that I’ve […]

Ways To Incorporate Learning Every Day

Ways To Incorporate Learning Every Day

Parenting is busy. There is laundry to wash, food to prepare, work to do, kids to drive around, bills to pay, and countless other important tasks. Every day I find myself with many more things to do on my “would be nice to accomplish” list than are humanly possible. However, as we strive to juggle […]

How To Establish Joyful Habits

How To Establish Joyful Habits

There are so many things you want to get done, but there are only 24 hours in a day. Despite this limitation, some people are able to accomplish a lot in their daily routine, while others get burnt out by the stress of completing everything they think they should be accomplishing. Most likely there are […]

The Power Of Praise

The Power Of Praise

The power of praise is often overlooked. It’s something we know we should do when working with children, and it’s talked about frequently, however, making a conscious effort to praise more than correct is not usually our first response in teaching our children. Smarter Parenting suggests that praise should be given 4 times more than […]

Role-Playing For Children’s Development

Role-Playing For Children’s Development

All of the behavior skills on Smarter Parenting involve Role-playing which means the topic of “how do we Role-play, what can I Role-play” is a frequently asked question. The good news. You can pretty much Role-play anything to help your child’s development! No, we’re serious! Just a few things you can Role-play are: how to […]

Zero Discipline Parenting Methods for Parents Tired of Time Outs

Zero Discipline Parenting Methods for Parents Tired of Time Outs

Some parents approach child discipline with the thought that “this is going to hurt me more than it hurts them.” But this sentiment prompts a pretty fundamental question about parenting and discipline in general: Whether it comes from a traumatic time-out, a smack on the bottom, or parental self-recrimination, why does anyone have to get […]

Who Comes First – You Or Others?

Who Comes First – You Or Others?

Some people look at human interactions primarily in terms of what’s in it for them personally, some in terms of what they can do for themselves and others. Of course, people don’t always fall into one extreme or the other. If you sort only by self, you become a self-absorbed egotist. If you’re involved in […]

How To Find A Life Coach You Love

How To Find A Life Coach You Love

Life coaching — what we here refer to as Results Coaching— can be an incredibly powerful tool for achieving your most important goals. For the best results, make sure you’re honest with your coach about your learning style, preferences and personality. The more clear they are on your needs, the better your experience will be. […]

Actionable Steps to Build a Positive Money Mindset

Actionable Steps to Build a Positive Money Mindset

It’s no question that the modern entrepreneur community has become fascinated with wealth consciousness and money mindset. What used to be deemed as “woowoo hippy” content—something I would even admittedly roll my eyes at—is now considered mainstream and essential to an entrepreneur’s toolbox, making every online business owner rethink the importance of mindset work in […]