Three Steps to Have the Holiday That YOU Want

Three Steps to Have the Holiday That YOU Want

The holiday season can bring a lot of stress (not such a jolly feeling!) This holiday season can be different if you have a plan. Here are three ways to have YOUR best holiday.   1. Decide how you want to feel during the holidays. Peaceful?...

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A Homework Plan

A Homework Plan

Empowering my kids to make their own choices is something that's important to me. I want them to feel confident they can make their way in life and for them to feel capable they need to practice how to make good choices, and what to do when their choices aren't so...

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TV for years!

TV for years!

How many years do you think you’ve watched TV? Believe it or not, I’m not talking how many years that television viewing has been a part of your life I’m talking about entire years. The American Academy of Pediatrics concluded that by the time the average person...

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How I Avoided a Meltdown With Meal Prep

How I Avoided a Meltdown With Meal Prep

Here's an example of responding to our kid's needs and emotions rather than their behavior. One night my youngest came inside from playing and asked what we were having for dinner. When he noticed I was washing potatoes he yelled, "I don't LIKE potatoes!” Then started...

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Dinnertime Drama

Dinnertime Drama

Recently a mom asked me how she could get her kids to eat what she made for dinner. Despite not wanting to cook different meals for each child, she found herself catering to their requests because it was easier than letting them whine, complain or refuse to eat. She...

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