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Communication

The Four Keys to Unlocking a Great School Year for the Whole Family

It’s that time of year when school has already started for some kids and will be starting soon for others. Back to school is a …

5 Ways to Help Your Child Become More Independent

As children grow older, they should be given more responsibility. You’re not doing your children any favors when you perform basic tasks for them. In fact, …

Attention Parents: Recent Neuroscience Says Your Teen Still Needs YOU

For some parents, parenting teens conjures up feelings and beliefs that raising an adolescent is challenging and fraught with conflicts and negative emotions. However, an …

Calm Parents Are Better Able to Help Children Handle Frustration

What is your response when your child is frustrated? Does your child’s frustration lead to your own frustration? Let’s say you’re in a hurry to …

Set Your Child Up for Success by Teaching Healthy Boundaries

As a parent, you may have wondered how best to help your children learn to make positive choices. One way to set your children up …

How to Create Quality Time with Your Family As a Busy Mom or Dad

Spending quality time with your child has more to do with ordinary daily life than what you might initially expect. It’s simple and meaningful interactions, …

How to Build Your Child’s Confidence and Self-Esteem

Self-esteem plays a significant role in the development of healthy children. Children with high self-esteem generally become more successful in life. Unfortunately, the outcomes for …

Stepfamily Success: How to Draw Your Blended Family Closer Together

Let’s rewind to the 1970’s. Even if you haven’t seen it, you may have heard about a hit sitcom of the time called, “The Brady …

Everyday Practices to Make Your Child Feel Loved

Your children need your love, time, and undivided attention. As a parent, you’re likely to be the most significant influence in their lives — it’s …

How to Talk to Your Kids about Divorce and Help Them to Cope

Divorce can put a strain on every member of the family, especially children. It’s often challenging to be positive in a situation like this and …

11 Tips for Becoming a Peaceful and Calm Parent

Anger and frustration are universal human emotions, but that doesn’t mean you have to be a victim of negative feelings. As adults, we have an …

Tips for Encouraging Open Communication in the Home

Open communication results in each family member feeling loved and respected. It also makes it easier to handle conflicts when they arise. The basics of …

Grieving Child Cope on Mothers Day

Ten Ways to Help Your Grieving Child Cope on Mother’s Day

Three months ago, I lost my mother to cancer. Her death was very sudden and unexpected because no one, including my mother herself, knew she …

JADE: An Easy Mnemonic for Difficult Family Members

Setting firm boundaries with your relatives is hard. Whether you love them too much to say no or loathe how quickly they get under your …

9 Tips on Saying “No” to Your Child

It’s not easy to discipline a child. It can even be heartbreaking. As a parent, you want to see a bright smile on your child’s …