Welcome! You’ve come to the right place if you want to create a strong, loving relationship with your kids. You don’t have time to read all the books about brain science, child development and psychology. You’ve heard that studies show punishments and rewards are not effective in the long term. You feel lost when your kids melt down or when they don’t “play nicely”

Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.

~ Albert Einstein

From The Blog

You’ve never read a parenting book like this…

Do you read parenting books? I do…. a lot. But I’ve never read one like this before. Our friends just published–Here Be Dragons. It’s a “non-parenting parenting book” (my description). Here’s what I mean… They’ve written a book about family life. It’s...

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Talking to Kids about Healthy Sexuality

Growing up, my parents were pretty progressive. (This is Cecilia.) My mom worked in the medical profession, so she always made sure that we knew the proper anatomical names for our body parts. Rather than use slang terms, my mom would describe body functions with...

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Limiting Screen Time for Kids – Part 2

Be sure to read Part 1 where we talk about giving kids unlimited game time and present relevant research from experts in the fields of parenting and child development. For Unlimited Game Time Part 2, we’ll talk about HOW we did it and WHAT we learned. If you disagreed...

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Limiting Screen Time for Kids – Part 1

Truth be told, I never love it when my children play video games. I’d much prefer them to be playing with their friends, reading a book, painting a picture, riding their bike, or eating mud (just kidding!). It’s especially hard for our youngest (who is 11) to regulate...

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Sibling Fights in Summer (Or Any Season)

Summertime can be really fun. There’s the beach, fireworks, BBQs, and hanging out with friends by the pool. But summertime is also really stressful, if your kids aren’t getting along. There are lots of things in summertime that can contribute to siblings fights…...

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