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

~ Albert Einstein


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How to get kids to clean up

How to get kids to clean up

We’ve been exploring what to do with challenging behavior on the blog during the past few weeks. A mom wrote to us asking for ideas to help her daughter clean up her toys. This is what she said… “My 10-yo daughter avoids cleaning up her toys. There are usually a lot...

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How to soothe two little kids at the same time

How to soothe two little kids at the same time

We’ve been exploring what to do with challenging behavior on the blog during the past few weeks. One mom wrote something to us that touched my heart–because I so clearly remember those days of caring for two little ones at the same time. This is what she said… I...

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Part 2 – How to handle your child’s misbehavior

Part 2 – How to handle your child’s misbehavior

In an earlier post, we shared 5 reflection questions to use when your child has challenging behavior. A parent answered these questions with her 15-year-old daughter in mind. What is your child doing? Teen (15) staying up all night and sleeping all day. Says I'm...

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How to handle your child’s misbehavior

How to handle your child’s misbehavior

When our first child was born, I went to visit a friend who is a mom of 11 kids. My friend gazed down at our cute little redheaded baby and said something about how nice that age is, before your kids can do things you don’t want them to do. At the time, I naively...

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How to Cure Parental Burnout – Part 2

How to Cure Parental Burnout – Part 2

In Part 1 we began a conversation about parental burnout and we’ve got more help coming to you this week. But… Instead of giving you tips or things to do, I wanted to share more personally what I’ve learned about myself and my own burnout during the last couple of...

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How to Cure Parental Burnout – Part 1

How to Cure Parental Burnout – Part 1

Recently, when we asked what topics we should address on the blog, a mom sent us this message, “Burnout would be really helpful to cover. I'm a parent coach (in training), grad student, mom, and I work 3 part-time jobs and I've definitely hit the burnout wall. Send...

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