Winning the War on Whining

Almost from the time my daughter, Elizabeth, could speak in sentences, she whined when she didn’t get what she wanted: my attention, a snack, a repair job on a faulty toy. When she turned three—and suddenly seemed like such a “big girl”—her continued whining started to drive me crazy. I’d mutter angrily under my breath, …

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The Choking Game: Risky Teen Behaviors

Many kids have started playing a game called the Choking Game, the Pass Out Game, Space Monkey or Black Out. They shut off oxygen flow to the brain by pressing their thumb or hand tightly on the neck; tying a rope, necktie, belt around their neck; hyperventilating by holding their breath; or putting a plastic …

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Sex Education for Teenagers

All of the discussions about sex before now were just a prelude to the real thing. And now is when you need to have the “real talk,” which can be quite a challenge for some parents. But rest assured that some of the work has most likely been done for your teen in a human …

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Parenting a Child With Extreme Behaviors: Lying, Stealing, Defiance, and Aggression

“Bryan’s energy is so contagious! His explanation is so clear and understandable I firmly believe this is going to drastically change my family! We have been under a lot of stress this year and it is showing in the kids. Now I can see how to get past this. A million thanks!” – Meaghan from …

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Raising Happy Kids as a Single Parent

Patrick McMillan is an inspirational speaker to children, pre-teens and teenagers and a subject matter expert in childhood emotional development. He is the founder of HappierKidsNow.com and the author of An Exercise in Happiness™, a “hands on” emotional fitness program for elementary and middle school ages, and The Science of Happy Kids & Joyful Parenting™ …

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The Beliefs Behind your Parenting, and How They Affect Your Children

Listener Donna Vail said “Thank you for the fabulous show with Bruce Lipton! He had me crying and relieved with a solution too. It was soul touching.” Bruce Lipton was our guest speaker today. He is an internationally recognized leader in bridging science and spirit. He is a stem cell biologist and bestselling author of …

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Child Development: Teaching Them to Share and Become More Empathetic

I’ve been writing a lot lately about the power of Jennifer Kolari’s parenting work. She has taught me a lot about how to connect with my kids and work through major issues such as sibling rivalry, anxiety and behavioral issues. Last Saturday, a long-standing source of problems with the kids sharing was resolved, and along …

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Let’s Get Organized Now

Pam Young is co-author of the best-selling book Sidetracked Home Executives: from Pigpen to Paradise, which has sold over a million copies and is still in book stores after three decades. She teaches with humor and insight and her audiences take away strategies and practical steps to self-improvement in whatever area they choose. Pam encourages …

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