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Would You Do It All Over Again?

Would You Do It All Over Again?

Back to the Future – Living a Purposeful Life as a Parent and Grandparent Would you go back to high school if you could know then what you know now? Or how about take a trip like that infamous one Michael J. Fox took in Back to the Future? There is no time like the […]

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The Language of Teens

The Language of Teens

Learning to Talk (and Listen) to Your Teenager “…don’t worry that your teenager is not always listening – worry that he or she is always watching.” Scary though, right? Our teenagers are primed and ready to learn from us, even when we may not want them to at every moment (hey – even parents have […]

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Is Your Baby a Talker?

Is Your Baby a Talker?

Measuring Speech and Language Development Is my child on track with speech and language? This was the question I asked as one of my children grew to be a toddler. Something seemed to be blocking his language development, and it was evident in his speech. Speech and language development in children are two separate issues, […]

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Teaching Kids Non-Verbal Communication

Teaching Kids Non-Verbal Communication

My kids say they know my looks. There is the look that says “Who just shot me in the butt with a Nerf dart?” and the one that says “You are one of my favorite people in the world.” Non-verbal communication is a key component for connecting with and understanding the world around us. As […]

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Teach Your Kids to Say “No!”

Teach Your Kids to Say “No!”

Why Refusal Skills Are So Valuable to Our Kids One of the most frustrating thing as a parent can be to hear your child tell you “No!” for various reasons, and it begins almost as soon as they can speak. We also probably wear on their nerves as we tell them “No” for so many […]

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Why Your Child Needs a Cell Phone

Why Your Child Needs a Cell Phone

When was the last time you were out in public and didn’t see someone with a cell phone – either chatting away or texting until their fingers were a blur? This cell phone dependency and desire is not limited to adults. According to recent research, a remarkable 84% of teens aged 15-18 own cells phones. […]

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10 Tips for Better Communication with Your Child

10 Tips for Better Communication with Your Child

Finding ways to talk openly with your kids and really have effective communication does not happen overnight. Even though there are days when it seems we are speaking in foreign languages, I am fortunate to have 4 children who not only don’t seem to mind talking with their parents, but who still seek out conversations […]

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How to stop your child from hitting– Alternative Discipline Methods

How to stop your child from hitting– Alternative Discipline Methods

Being hit, even by a three year old, is not fun, to say the least. It is even less fun when it is a special needs child that is doing the hitting, because it’s a safe bet that the typical discipline processes are not going to work. In my house, we are in the middle […]

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Teenage Dating Violence – How to Save Your Child from Being a Statistic

Teenage Dating Violence – How to Save Your Child from Being a Statistic

A sobering statistic by Seventeen magazine indicates that 25% of their 13 million teenage readers report having been victims of some sort of dating abuse. In another survey, Liz Claiborne Inc. found that 36% of teens reported being in relationships where their partners displayed controlling behaviors, and 20% of 13 and 14 year olds said […]

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How to Talk with Your Kids About Death

How to Talk with Your Kids About Death

Death can be one of those subjects that parents avoid discussing at all costs, whether it is because of their own fears about it or the fear that their children will be scared and confused. No matter who we are, where we come from, or how we live, we all have death in common. Death […]

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