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The #1 Way to Overcome a Power Struggle with Your Child

A power struggle with your child can be such a treacherous landmine to navigate. An interaction can begin innocently enough. Then,  before we know it, we are knee-deep going head-to-head with our child and we don’t even know how we got there. All sorts of damage can be done to our relationship with them, and…

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2 Powerful Questions For Any Interaction with Your Child

Do you ever find yourself struggling with an interaction with your child? Do you feel guilty after yelling perhaps, but have no idea how to interact with him or her any differently? I was listening to Lewis Howes interviewing Susan David on his School of Greatness podcast recently and she shared something really valuable that I…

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8 Tips to Manage Your Child’s Anxiety

Anxiety can be a crippling burden sometimes, and it shows up in many forms. Headaches, sweating, trembling, excessive worrying, rapid breathing and increased heart rate, to feeling weak or tired, having difficulty concentrating or just feeling nervous, restless, tense or irritable. Most of us worry from time to time. But when we carry the worry…

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Happy 17th Birthday in Heaven, Sydney

Today, our oldest daughter Sydney would turn 17 if she was here on Earth in human form. Each year, I write about my thoughts on her birthday and today is no different. I love looking back over where I was emotionally, spiritually and otherwise on her birthdays. Today, it is really hard to imagine what she…

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The Children are our Future

I believe the children are our future Teach them well and let them lead the way. Whitney Houston sang that to us in 1985, and those words are so prophetic today. I have spent the past ten days reading about the outspoken, courageous, determined teenagers from Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school.  These young people have…

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What WE Can DO To Stop These School Shootings

It’s another week and yet another horrific school shooting. And we find ourselves once again, wringing our hands over it, feeling scared, helpless and angry. I debated whether to write this blog at all, but felt compelled to find the courage to really share my thoughts and ideas with you. Something must be done. Please…

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Valentine's Day

Who Should We REALLY Be Celebrating On Valentine’s Day

It has arrived again – that oft-dreamed-about and oft-dreaded holiday called Valentine’s Day. The questions abound… This day is fraught with so much overflowing emotion, expectation and disappointment. If you are in a relationship, the questions abound. Should we celebrate? How big of a deal should it be? Will he buy me something? Is it too…

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Building Connected Families…One Parent, One Child at a Time

Parenting is hard – no doubt about it – probably the hardest thing we will ever do. And we just cannot do it alone. That is where the inspiration for Building Connected Families came from for us. How many times are we in the middle of a really stressful situation with our child and we…

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Why hire a Parent Coach?

I was talking with a parent coach colleague the other day and she was relaying a conversation she had with a parent who was interested in her services. They talked about the process and what the parent could expect. The parent was interested, until the point at which the discussion of cost came up. Suddenly,…

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Navigating Technology in our Families: An Excerpt with Dr. Siegel

We kick off our online summit with the one and only Dr. Dan Siegel, who talks to us about the connection between screen time and the neurological development of children. He points out that the relationship we have with our children is of the utmost importance in helping them to navigate this complex world of…

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