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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.

7 ways to get kids to talk about their feelings

7 ways to get kids to talk about their feelings

In our culture, we so often ask each other, “How are you?” And we so often give surface-level answers like, “I’m good” / “I’m fine” / “I’m busy”. As parents, we want to know how our kids are doing and feeling. Their feelings are a window into their soul, their deepest...

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Solution for Sadness. Look for Moments.

Solution for Sadness. Look for Moments.

A few years ago after a tough day in middle school, our daughter boarded the noisy school bus that would take her home. She flopped down in the seat. I imagine she had the facial expression that she so often wore in those days…  a thin veneer of teenage nonchalance...

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3 Steps to Find the Good in Any Situation

3 Steps to Find the Good in Any Situation

I’m writing this at 5 in the morning, the house is quiet. I’m sitting on the couch with the cat on my lap… balancing the laptop awkwardly on a pillow next to me. Can I get real with you? I’ve been feeling sad lately. I sometimes tell myself that I don’t "deserve” to...

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How to talk to kids about sexual orientation

How to talk to kids about sexual orientation

In many ways, your kids and mine are growing up in a different world than we did. One of the areas that has changed the most dramatically, is how we understand gender and sexuality. In real life, and in social media, books, and movies, kids see others “come out” and...

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Imperfect Parenting

Imperfect Parenting

Are you tired? Tired of covid? Of politics? Of schooling during a pandemic? Of waking up in the middle of the night because of your kids? Are you tired of not having enough time in your day? Of trying to be perfect? Of acting happy when you’re not? Are you tired of...

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How to teach kids resilience

How to teach kids resilience

Recently, one of the most common parenting questions we’ve been asked is, “How do I manage my own anxiety internally while juggling my kid’s worry too?” We get it. There is a lot that you could be worried about right now… inside and outside your family. A little while...

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Should you check your child’s phone?

Should you check your child’s phone?

We talked with Rosalind Wiseman, author of Queen Bees and Wannabes, about how to respect your child’s privacy online, while also keeping them safe. We asked her… Should parents check their child’s phone? Is it appropriate for parents to post things online about their...

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