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Yesterday was one of my worst parenting days.  You ever have one of those? Coming off a night of tossing and turning I just shouldn’t have gotten out of bed.  But with a 3 and a 4 year old, you really don’t have that option.  So groggy with a bit of cotton-head I got up […]

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The other day, I was asked for some ideas regarding “family rules.” Below is an example of 10 rules to get you thinking of what you’d like to post on your fridge and discuss in your family meeting.  However, I encourage you to ask your children to contribute to the family rules as I’ve continued […]

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We all get annoyed when someone becomes a back-seat driver in our own car. “Slow down!” “Speed up!” “Why are you going this way???” Back-seat drivers can make us feel like bumbling fools or they can just simply drive us crazy.  But how can the same type of dynamic play out in the parenting relationship? […]

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The Powerful Word of the Month is…responsibility! I love this word– and what a great time of year to discuss it.  Homework is in full thrust and summer, at least in this area of the world, is most definitely behind us.  It’s nose to the grindstone time. Or it should be.  There are enough distractions […]

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Open-mindedness Quotes “Stay committed to your decisions, but flexible in your approach.” — Tom Robbins “Don’t fear failure so much that you refuse to try new things. The saddest summary of a life contains three descriptions: could have, might have, and should have.” –Unknown “As we grow better, we meet better people.” –Elbert Hubbard “Beware […]

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Powerful Parenting certainly must deal with more than just same-sex relationships within the family structure. We often hear about the special relationship between parents and their same sex child. Who hasn’t heard of a daughter trying on her Mommy’s high heels and a son mirroring his Dad while he shaves? Our sons and daughters are […]

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My Parents are Still Hovering! When does this Helicopter Parenting stop? Boy oh Boy. Anytime I post something on helicopter parenting, the comment box goes nuts. Usually those who are commenting are the children themselves—the ones trying to get out from under their parents’ thumbs when it comes to going out, dating, and more. But […]

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Video: Teaching Children

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When Divorce Threatens the Family Team

by DrRobyn on May 19, 2009

Teamwork and marriage is a great example of a team that often needs maintenance. How can we teach teamwork when the most obvious team in a child’s life, the marriage of his or her parents, is breaking down? Nobody’s perfect. No marriage is perfect. No couple is perfect. But when it comes to our children, […]

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