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Helping Kids Cope with the Loss of a Pet

Helping Kids Cope with the Loss of a Pet

How to Parent them Through their Grief They are furry, slimy, scaly, or cuddly. They are the other children in our homes – the family pets. And when something happens to Fred the Fish, Leonardo the Lizard, or Dixie the beloved family dog, we can find our parental heads reeling as we try to help […]

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Discipline without Tears and Tantrums: Is It Possible?

Discipline without Tears and Tantrums: Is It Possible?

Somewhere along the line I found myself moving in parenting from searching for discipline methods that really work to trying to teach self-discipline. As the kids get older and I as their mom get a tad bit wiser, those naughty little moments and tantrums with full-frontal flailing on the floor moments have subsided. They are […]

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Stressed Out Kids

Stressed Out Kids

Helping Kids Deal with Stress and Anxiety in a Busy World Our kids are bombarded every day with technology, activities, and a fast-paced life that makes my own head swim. Many daily stresses are to be expected, but sometimes the culminating effect of them on kids can take a toll and make them move from […]

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The Other Side of Emotion Coaching

The Other Side of Emotion Coaching

Dangers of Ignoring Positive Emotions   My husband once told me that I wouldn’t be able to talk if I lost my arms. They move, gesture, get excited, and reflect my emotions. I’ve noticed that my kids are developing this same tendency as well – we must look like a small flock of birds when […]

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Facing Frustration

Facing Frustration

Teaching Kids How to Deal with Emotions “You should get frustrated more often, Mom. Your gardens look a lot better.” This was the accurate and poignant observation my teenage daughter made just the other day as she watched me pulling weeds from my flower beds – with vigor – as I blew off steam from […]

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The High Emotional IQ of a Turtle

The High Emotional IQ of a Turtle

Teaching Emotional Literacy Using the Turtle Technique Be the turtle. Normally as a parent I wouldn’t want to encourage my child to go into his shell. I would be encouraging him to reach out, engage with the world, and actively participate with those around him. But the concept of the “turtle technique” is one that […]

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Raising a Mama’s Boy

Raising a Mama’s Boy

And Proud of It OK – my boys aren’t going to like that title. What guy wants to be called a mama’s boy? Well – maybe those guys who have learned through experience or even scientific research that when boys have close relationships with their moms they generally grow up to be healthier adolescents and […]

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Effective Teaching Methods for Boys and Girls

Effective Teaching Methods for Boys and Girls

Boys and girls are different – let’s get over it and help them find ways to learn to the best of their genetic and environmental differences. Yesterday I wrote a bit about the intriguing book, Boys and Girls Learn Differently, by Michael Gurian, and highlighted some of these typical gender differences. While not all boys […]

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Is Spanking Harmful?

Is Spanking Harmful?

New Study Shows Spanking is Not Child’s Play For the last few decades the debate about whether or not parents should utilize corporal punishment such as spanking has heated up over the emotional implications that it can bring. An intriguing new scientific report that has just been released indicates that not only are there emotional […]

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6 Steps of Moral Development

6 Steps of Moral Development

 Teaching Kids to Make Good Decisions Decisions, decisions. As adults we can weigh the odds and use our years of experiences and (hopefully) levels of maturity to make the best decisions possible, whether it is which job to pursue or which book to read. However, our kids don’t necessarily have those years of experiences or […]

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