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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

How to help kids feel emotionally safe

How to help kids feel emotionally safe

We’re going to tell you a quick story about our days as classroom teachers to illustrate something about human nature and parenting. It’ll all make sense in a second. We promise. Each fall, when Jason and I were preschool teachers we got new students in our classroom....

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Are rewards effective for kids to do their schoolwork?

Are rewards effective for kids to do their schoolwork?

Around our house, the leaves are just starting to turn from the greens and browns of summer to the yellows and reds of fall. The figs have all been picked, cherries are gone, and we’re getting to the end of the blackberries from the bush outside our living room...

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Fix Negative Self-talk in Teens – Dr. Kristin Neff

Fix Negative Self-talk in Teens – Dr. Kristin Neff

This one is for you if you have kids at home (like we do) who are overly self-critical. It’s hard to be a teen these days, especially if you are a girl. There is a lot of pressure on teens to look a certain way, to be popular, to achieve in school and sports and...

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Racial Justice: What we're learning

Racial Justice: What we're learning

Last week we wrote to you, saying that we are educating ourselves about race, listening to Black people and People of Color to hear their experiences, and talking–perhaps awkwardly and imperfectly–about race and social justice... This is not easy work, but it’s...

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