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Do You Go Command-o?

Do this. Do that. Get your shoes. Clean your room. Are these phrases you find yourself saying all day long?  Maybe you have a surly teenager who doesn’t seem to listen, or a pre-schooler with a mind of their own, and you feel like giving commands is the only way to get their attention. We…

How to Make Memories, Not Plans, for July 4th

Fourth of July is around the corner. What sort of fireworks do you have planned? Hopefully not the type of fireworks that include toddler tantrums or snarly teenagers. I want you to have a solid plan this 4th of July that works for YOU and your family.  When it comes to making memories with the kids for Fourth of…

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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…