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Oh No, They’re Back for the Summer

Did you enjoy Memorial Day Weekend a few weeks ago, or were you playing cruise director to the kids? Yep, school’s over and your kids are home for the summer. Here come the “I’m bored” or “What are we doing today?” questions. Do you dread setting up play dates, packing the car, no rest for you?…

We’ve Trained Our Kids Not To Listen

When I’m working with parents of teens or toddlers I hear the same thing over and over again. “My Kids Just Don’t Listen!” I feel your pain. I’ve got two kids of my own. One of them only seems to hear the “Da-da-da – Da-da-da” of his ESPN Sports Center app. A few weeks ago I got an e-mail…

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Taming the Transitions

Transitions. It’s not only toddlers and young children who struggle with transitions. It’s adults as well. It can be very challenging when we rush home from work, only to find that we are stressed-out, still stuck at work in our mind, but our body is walking through the door, and we are being greeted by…

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Brownies or Chocolate Chip Cookies? You Guys Decide.

If you have more than one kid, you probably have sibling issues. Parents ask me all the time, how do we help create a loving, lasting relationship between siblings. My answer: “Brownies or chocolate chip cookies. You guys decide.” What we want to do as parents is to create positive interactions between our children. It’s…