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No, There Isn’t a Trophy Just For Showing Up

We live in an “entitled” society. Gone are the days of working for what you have. Earning a reward seems to be a foreign concept in a world where people don’t seem to understand the word “no.” Perhaps as a...

How to Get Your Kids Hooked on Fishing

When you’re passionate about fishing, there’s only one thing that can make a lazy afternoon out on the water better – spending that afternoon with your kids. You might remember the first time your dad or grandpa took you out...

Help Your Child Build Healthy Reward Pathways

When you reward bad behavior, you literally wire your child’s brain to repeat the bad behavior. No parent intends to do that, but it happens so easily. When you know how, you will reward only good behavior, and give...

Parenting By Yourself? Still No Excuse for Messing Up Your Kids

Given that eleven million American families are headed by a single parent, it’s hard to stand behind the idea that, somehow, these kids are destined for trouble. What matters is not how many parents you have, but what kind of...

Raising Resilience – Parenting Tips that Go the Distance

Every loving parent wants childhood to be a positive experience for their kids. When it comes to parenting however, only focusing on the positive is problematic because it derails children’s ability to develop resilience.  Resilience, the ability to bounce...

Is My Teen ‘Normal’ Crazy or Seriously Troubled?

Many teenagers go through a rebellious or irrational phase that is normal for their age. The difference between normal teen craziness and abnormal behavior is when the teenager falls behind his or her peers in multiple settings. At a bare minimum, a normal teen should...

Want Your Kids to Listen?

3 Ninja Mom Tricks for Reducing Yelling and Getting Your Kids to Listen the First Time! Most parents I know feel like their kids don’t listen to them, at least not the first, second, or third time they ask them...

Should You Let Your Daughters Color Their Hair

There may come a day when your daughter asks to change the color of her hair. Be forewarned that this might inspire feelings of shock and sadness in the very core of your being. After all, you created this...

Braces – Why They’re Important and When Is Your Kids’ “cool Factor” Not worth...

Braces have caused discomfort and unpopularity across multiple generations, but the results have always vouched for the integrity of this approach. While your kids will hate the idea of having braces in their mouth, you might be wondering if...

7 Calming Techniques for Children

When most people think of anxiety, they picture how it effects adults and possibly themselves. For a long time, anxiety was thought to only be an issue adults faced. Did you know children experience anxiety too? Even if your child...

Birds and Bees for Dads – Explaining the Facts of Life

How to Discuss the Topic We All Want to Avoid Sex, Sex, Sex Darn media! You thought you’d get through a few more years of parenting before having to confront the unspeakable of unspeakables with your young son or daughter, or you hoped they'’d go to mom, perhaps, so she could...

Adopting A Child From Foster Care

The term “forever family” is almost ubiquitous in the world of adoption. It is the dream of many children available for adoption to find a forever family, with parents to love and care for them. In the world of foster care adoption, the term “forever family” is used to...

Cloth or Disposable Diapers

Cloth or disposable diapers? Is that even a debatable question in these times? Apparently, it is and many people today in the face of environmental concerns are opting to return to a time of cloth diapers. Not only are they supposedly better for baby’s bottom, but they don'’t end...

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