TV for years!

TV for years!

So 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. Did you know that the American Academy of Pediatrics concluded that by the time the...

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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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When no really means YES

When no really means YES

There’s only one scenario where saying “no” to someone actually means “yes” -- it’s when you say no to something that doesn’t support your priorities! Saying no to others means saying yes to yourself.   “If you don’t design your life plan, chances are you’ll fall into...

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