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Emotion Coaching: A New Way to Guide Very Young Children

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Parenting is one of the hardest jobs we’ll ever have. More than anything we want to help our kids grow into healthy, happy adults. Yet when they don’t behave the way we want them to, it’s all too easy to resort to tactics we’re not proud of. Yelling. Threatening.…

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Family Fun: Unique Ways to Make Special Memories With Your Kids

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Do you date your kids? Sounds like a funny question to some, but in this New Year, my husband and I are making a big effort to have fun and inexpensive dates with our kids! To create special and memorable moments with your kids, you do not have to…

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Fairness vs. Equality: Teaching Kids the Difference

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Does this sound familiar in your household? “Dad!”  How come she got a flowered sun hat and I didn’t?” “Mom!  He always gets to stay up later than me.  It’s not fair!” If cries of “UNFAIR!” are the most frequently heard accusation in your family, you are not alone. One

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Halloween Candy: Alternatives to Passing Out Sweets on Halloween

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Halloween Treats—"Trick-or-treat!" The costumed children will soon be on their way, looking to you for a goodie. Depending on your neighborhood, this could lead to several hundred bags to fill. For my neighborhood, I typically plan on 300 children. No matter the current sale of the bulk candy bags, …

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Family Activities and Life Lessons: Teaching Kids the Simple Joys in Life

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Life Lessons—The other day I looked out my back window and saw this beautiful sight. Yes, it is a dump truck unloading dirt. I couldn't wait to tell my kids when they got home from school that we had received 25 loads of precious dirt. I decided to text…

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Helping Kids Do Better in School by Overcoming Absences

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If you are anything like me – you are realizing that summer is now a fleeting memory and the smell of fall is in the air. Back to school has come and gone, and we are fast approaching the season where kids are undoubtedly going to be spreading all the…

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