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Our best advice when it’s tough with kids:breathe, laugh, dance, sing, hug, call a friend. Be gentle with yourself, you’re not done growing up yet. This won’t last and you are not alone.

5 Ways to Connect with Challenging Children

We asked a group of professionals what they struggle with, in their work with children. Can you relate to these too? Getting children to slow down and listen Not taking frustration, disappointment, and stress home at the end of the day Parent support...many parents...

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Empathy when a child is angry or rude

Recently we got an email from a parent who asked…. How do I respond with empathy when my child doesn’t do what I asked unless I get mad, answers me rudely by saying, “Fine!”, or is so angry that he puts his fists up to my face? As a compassionate parent, there are 3...

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How to NOT yell at kids

Today we are talking about how to NOT yell at kids. Nobody wants to yell at their kids. And yelling is something many parents struggle with. Afterwards, you might feel shame, embarrassment, or regret. But. How. Do. You. Stop? We share 3 tools to stop yelling… We don’t...

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Dr. Shefali – Being a Conscious Parent

One of the things I love most about our work, is building relationships with people whom we’ve admired and who have helped us along the way. Dr. Shefali Tsabary is one of those people. Talking with Dr. Shefali is like swimming in a mountain lake--it’s crystal clear,...

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3 Reasons Why Kids Lie and What You Can Do

Last time we talked about how lying was an important developmental sign for children. (If you missed Part 1 about lying and brain development you can read it here.) While it’s reassuring to know that lying is a part of development, you may still be left with the...

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Kids Lying to Parents is a Good Sign

Have you heard a child  say… “I have a horse in my backyard.” (When she doesn’t.) “I didn’t hit him.” (When he really did.) “I’ll turn off the computer after I finish this game.” (Then she doesn’t.) Starting at 2 or 3 years of age kids start lying. Being lied to is...

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