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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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For Dads…and the Women Who Love Them

July 5, 2012

I’m delighted to talk with you again. Our home remodel is complete – new hardwood floors and new lovely, warm colors, and more of our incredible granite in the bathroom! You can tell I love it!! Now all that’s left is unpacking a few more boxes. My husband Doug and I also took a 6-day […]

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Children Get Smarter with Video Games

May 2, 2011

My thirty-something son Orion has played video games for many years, perhaps as many as 25; and he loves them. He’s often gravitated toward the violent ones, in which he competes against other players to see who goes down first or who makes it to the end first. I’ve never worried about him becoming violent […]

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Academic Pressure on Your Child – Most Common Parenting Mistake

September 27, 2010

Whether your child is an ‘A’ student or is struggling to ‘pass,’ she daily experiences pressure to perform and meet academic expectations. If she honestly loves school and is relaxed and happy in that environment because school comes easily for her, then she’s probably doing okay. This is not the case for most children. Most […]

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Play with Your Child!

July 30, 2010

Having fun time with your child is hugely important to both you and your child. Yet in our busy lives, it’s easy to forget to make time and to let the moment go by. When I watch my wonderful son Orion play with his son Sebastian, I love seeing how much fun they’re having together. […]

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What to Do When Moms and Dads Disagree about their Child’s Tantrums

July 15, 2010

Johnny is on the floor screaming and crying. Your teen just stormed to her room after yelling at you. Tommy put his head on the table and refuses to talk to you. Your child’s tantrums and emotional upsets are never fun. But they become even more complicated and challenging when you and your partner don’t […]

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