Category Archives: Parenting

Co-parenting, discipline, values, priorities, teamwork, behavior modification

Parenting Book Review

Negotiation Generation, Take Back Your Parental Authority Without Punishment,   by Lynne Reeves Griffin   I still love this book after several years of referencing it! This book addresses the ever-present parenting dilemma of maintaining authority while promoting your children’s independence and … Continue reading

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7 more simple ways to cultivate connection with your child

How are you doing with your connection with your child?  Remember, research shows that we need at least five positive interactions to each negative interaction to maintain a healthy, happy connected relationship that can withstand the normal conflicts and upsets … Continue reading

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7 Baby steps to building a better relationship with your child!

Are you struggling to connect with your children in the seemingly limited time you have with them each day?  Maybe you are dealing with a limit testing 5 year old, or a sullen pre-tween.  Research shows that we need at … Continue reading

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Why we all need a village!

This week our family village was reminded of the tenuous line between life and not life. One of my closest friends, who has same age kids as mine, experienced a medical crisis, that escalated quickly and unexpectedly to life threatening … Continue reading

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Stop the Whining? Yes you can!

Mommmyyyy! why does brother get screen time? Can I play on the tablet? Can I have ice cream?  Its not fair!  Why can’t I have that?  I want a treat… I can’t find my pink purse…. Mooommmy…. So why do … Continue reading

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Practicing More Kindness

Give out compliments generously. There can be an awkward silence when you’re stuck in an elevator or waiting in a line with a stranger. Instead of staring at the floor, find something you like about the other person and compliment … Continue reading

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Practicing Kindness

Think about people who quietly make a difference to your community and thank them. Think of all the people in your life whose faces and names you’ll never know but who serve and protect you day after day.  Talk to your … Continue reading

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On Kindness

Did you know that it is officially Random Acts of Kindness week?  (It is.)”Practice random acts of kindness and senseless acts of beauty.” http://www.randomactsofkindness.org/kindness-ideas And Valentine’s Day is fast approaching along with piles of pink and red hearts, balloons, flowers, … Continue reading

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Stop the whining!

So why do kids whine? In most cases, it’s because we let them. Kids may whine because they’re overtired or hungry and these cases, it’s best to comfort your child and tend to her most pressing needs. But otherwise? Walk … Continue reading

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Week 5 of Grace and Mindfulness: Your Neighbors Shoes

Put yourself in someone else’s shoes. Rarely do we take the time to understand how others feel. Instead we are quick to judge, blame, and become angry in the heat of disagreement or assumption. We don’t realize how easily we would … Continue reading

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