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technology

Technology and kids – the good, the bad and the ugly

Screens, video games and social media are three of the things parents struggle with the most. I have seen a huge increase in challenges among parents with these topics over the past 25 years that I have been working with parents and families. Technology is a constantly-evolving thing, but one thing I know for sure…

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Consequences

How to use natural consequences to discipline your child

Now that we have looked at your goal with discipline (part 1) and how YOU fit in to the subject (part 2), it is time to move on to figuring out how consequences fit in to the entire discussion. Consequences can be natural or well, not natural. In order to better understand consequences, let’s look…

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triggers

How do YOU fit in to the Art of Discipline?

In my blog last week I asked you to look at your goal with discipline (to punish, control or teach your child) and I shared an example to illustrate what I was talking about. Many parents ask me about this confusing topic. Today, it is time to dive in to WHY we tend to lash…

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discipline

Struggling with how to discipline your child?

Discipline … an oft-spoken word that has a certain mystery and intrigue around it. Many questions may come to mind around this word, such as: What is the most effective type of discipline? How do I discipline my child? How do I just get…my…child…to…listen??? Back to the Beginning In order to begin to answer some…

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4 Pillars to Being a Better Mom…and a Better YOU

This past weekend, I was a facilitator at Rise Gathering. This is a weekend retreat created by women, for women. I led parenting workshops at this gathering. I met women of all walks of life and all ages at this event. There were teenage girls who came with their moms and adult women who came…

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Mirror

What if you could look in the mirror?

What if you could look in the mirror? How many times have you snapped at your child and then regretted it? Have you ever had an interaction with your child that did not go the way you hoped it would, leaving you both feeling sad, disappointed or angry?  What if you could look in the…

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iceberg

How to Use an Iceberg as a Compass in Your Parenting

Why do our kids behave the way they do? I get asked a version of this question all the time. Just this week, I got a message from a mom who has been frustrated that her 5-year-old son whines constantly. I got another message from a mom whose teenage son does not want to disconnect…

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Empath

4 Steps to Help Your Sensitive Child

I was talking with a mom earlier this week about her sensitive kiddo and I thought that our discussion would help my readers who have sensitive children. This mom is not by her nature very sensitive, so her daughter is puzzling to her. She doesn’t quite understand how she ticks or why things bother her…

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This One Tool Will Get You Through ANYTHING

So many of us run around stressed, anxious and frazzled. We’ve got too much on our plates – too many commitments, too many activities, too much information, too much on our schedule. We cannot even catch our breath. Basically, just TOO MUCH All of this “too much” results in shallow breathing. When our breath is…

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anxious

Even MORE Ways to Help Your Anxious Child

I have spoken a bit about anxiety lately, but it seems to keeps popping up in my daily travels, so I knew I needed to discuss it here again for you. It can be so challenging, stressful and discouraging when our child is anxious. And if we too, suffer with anxiety, it can make us feel…

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