From the category archives:

Grandparenting

How to Talk with Your Child about Tragedy and Traumatic Events

December 21, 2012

What an emotionally complex time this is! The joy and numerous activities of the holidays. The tragic mass shooting and suicide in Connecticut. How to feel emotionally? Is it okay to feel love and joy when other parents are struggling with the grief of losing their child? This is not something you can sort out [...]

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That Annoying ‘Taken for Granted’ Feeling

November 27, 2012

For those of you in the U.S., I hope your Thanksgiving was joyous and that you shared many warm, precious moments with your family. For me, it felt even more wonderful that usual. Here is what I’ve discovered. For me, a joyous Thanksgiving means… Feeling lovingly connected and relaxed with my family Preparing, enjoying, and [...]

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3 Important Ways Teaching Manners Can Limit Your Child

November 17, 2012

I had my 2-year-old granddaughter Madison yesterday morning, and she must have said “Thank you” to me at least 5 times in the short time I had her. In fact, “Thank you” were some of her very first words, and it always delights me to hear her say it. Especially since no one has ever [...]

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What is Your Appreciation Quotient?

November 8, 2012

I spent much of yesterday developing the content for my soon-to-be-released video series “How to Foster Heart-Felt Appreciation, Politeness, and Kindness in Your Child.” I am SO EXCITED to be sharing this information with you! I can hardly contain myself! I’ve been wanting to share this easy, effective approach with your for quite a while. [...]

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Are You Missing Out on Heart-Felt Appreciation from Your Child?

November 2, 2012

Almost every parent I talk with in depth admits they don’t feel appreciated by their child. Parents of young children don’t expect appreciation, believing their youngster is incapable of such awareness. Parents of teens hate the lack of appreciation they receive for all they’ve done and are continuing to do for their adolescent, yet it [...]

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Being a Great Parent May Not Mean What You Think

October 19, 2012

Today I offer you a new perspective on being a parent, one which you might not have really considered before. Yet it is hugely important in bringing out the best in your child and to make parenting more fun and fulfilling. The beauty of Number 7 of my Top Ten Parenting Tips is that it [...]

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