When Kids Just Want More Stuff at the Holidays

As parents we want our kids to feel the magic of the season and the spirit of giving but they just want MORE STUFF! And when they get the stuff? Tears and meltdowns and “It’s not fair!” when it’s all over. How can we help our children appreciate the giving as well as...

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7 Tips to Beat Holiday Stress in Your Family

Holiday concerts, travel, school vacation, parties, relatives visiting, late nights, too much sugar = holiday stress! Messed up routines and and holiday overwhelm can really turn our families upside down. The busyness and overwhelm at this time of year can...

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The Real Lesson of Consequences

Using consequences to teach kids a lesson does teach them a lesson. The lesson is that they can’t come to us or count on us when they make a mistake or mess up. Let’s fast forward in time a bit and talk teenagers. My friend, Holly, and I were talking the other day...

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How Do I Get My Child To Listen?

Every parent wants to know: how do I get my kids to listen? Being ignored drives us crazy!! There are three big reasons why kids don't listen to us: they don’t hear us, they don’t like what we are asking them to do, or they are not taking us seriously. Let’s look at...

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Tired of Feeling Resentful in Your Relationship?

Having small children is SO HARD on your relationship. So many of us have trouble avoiding the resentment that comes up when it feels like we do ALL.THE.THINGS. Do you want your relationship to feel good again? I am so pleased to share these tips from relationship...

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