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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.

A Simple Exercise to Strengthen Relationships

It’s Cecilia here. This might come to you as a surprise… Jason and I have to work at our relationship quite a bit. We’ve gone to classes, read books, done workshops and retreats together, and go to therapy. When we are together and it’s going well, our relationship is...

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How to stop yelling

Hands down, I think the most difficult part of parenting is to shift from an automatic response–yelling, time-out, or punishment–to a thoughtful response. We talked with Dr. Lynyetta Willis about how to transform our triggers recently. If you want to hear the first...

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3 Things To Do When Your Kids Trigger You

No matter how old your kids are you’re going to have feelings about them and their behaviors (unless you’re a Zen master!). Here’s what is happening at our house right now… Our oldest daughter is learning how to drive… which brings up all sorts of feelings for Jason...

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How to comfort a child when you are maxed out

During a Q and A call recently a mom–of a 3 and a 1-year-old–asked us a question… She said… “I get so mad at my daughter. I know she’s just being a 3-year-old kid but I can’t stop myself and when I reprimand her I sound like my mother. Today my daughter was crying,...

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Teaching Kids Self-Compassion

Does your child ever judge herself harshly? Maybe you’ve seen your child make a mistake–like forget her homework, break something accidentally, or oversleep–and then you could tell she was mentally beating herself up for it. Maybe she even said, “I’m so stupid. I’m...

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