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Tips on Parenting: Powerful Story of Connecting with the Kids in Your Children’s Lives

A hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove…but the world may be different because I was important in the life of a child. ~ Forest E. Witcraft I want to share a powerful story with …

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Tips on Parenting: One of the Most Critical Things Parents MUST Do to be a Great Parent

My passion is parenting help because my life has been transformed from all the help with parenting I’ve received. Without meaning to, I began parenting way too hard on myself, my kids and my husband. I battled depression, anxiety and rage because of my unrealistic expectations of myself. The harder I was on my own …

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Is Your Parenting Style Out of Style? How to Make Simple But Powerful Improvements That Will Last a Lifetime

“The purpose of parenting is to protect and prepare our children to survive and thrive in the society in which we live.” Michael H. Popkin, Ph.D., founded Active Parenting Publishers in 1983. Soon after, he introduced the first video-based parenting education program, Active Parenting Now. It has helped millions of parents develop cooperation, responsibility and …

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Living with Irreconcilable Differences: The Choice to Minimize or Maximize the Impact on Your Kids?

I read the other day that Larry King and his wife were filing for divorce, citing “Irreconcilable Differences.” That was yet another reminder to me to write this post about living with irreconcilable differences . I realize that some couples exist who have melded enough to not feel that they have any irreconcilable differences. Gay …

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Does Motherhood Make You Smarter?

Excerpt from her article. …[W]hile fatherhood is seen as a steadying influence in a man’s life, something that makes a man if anything more reliable, motherhood is still too often assumed to be the point at which women lose the plot. For those who have never felt comfortable with women in positions of influence, motherhood …

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Earning Dessert – Guest Post by Dr. Dina Rose, Food Sociologist

I can’t remember ever meeting a mom who didn’t (sometimes) make her kids “earn” dessert by eating spinach – or at least by eating two more bites of it. And with Halloween coming up, the temptation to offset the candy-tide will be even stronger. I understand the rationale: we want to make sure we get …

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