From the category archives:

Loving Yourself

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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What Kind of Day Are You Creating for Yourself?

November 1, 2012

Doug and I were camping and literally ‘driving off the beaten track’ last week in Anza Borrego Desert State Park. We camped in Hawk Canyon, one of our favorite places in the park. We went there because the wind was gusting hard, making it impossible for me to relax and enjoy where we were. When […]

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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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Get Out of the House…and Play!

October 8, 2012

Doug and I recently returned from visiting my brother and his wife in Estes Park, Colorado, near Rocky Mountain National Park. To add to the excitement, we took our 5-year-old grandson Sebastian. This is Sebastian’s first airplane flight since he was an infant, and I don’t know which of us is more excited – him […]

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