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The 5 Languages Of Love: Words of Affirmation

When I was a teen a group of my friends were sitting around and one of them suggested that we each tell something that we like about each other. It was a heartwarming experience to hear the positive things my friends had to say about me. I also loved telling my friends what I liked about them. We all cherish that conversation. When I was reading, The Five Love Languages of Children by Gary Chapman., there was a similar story on just how powerful this exercise can be. It also highlights how important it is to hear from others why they value … [Read More...]

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Your Not Smart, You Have A Growth Mindset

This past summer I gave a class on Growth Mindset. To prepare for the presentation, I read Carol Dweck's book, "Mindset, The New Psychology Of Success." In her book, she encourages parents to refrain from making judgment statements about other people's innate intelligence. This includes other children. Our judgements may be negative or positive: Negative: "He is such a born loser." "That kid is never going to learn." "That family always makes stupid decisions." Positive: "She is a natural genius." "That kid is so bright!" "Your … [Read More...]

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The 5 Love Languages Of Children: Book Club

Our next Book Club is coming up soon on March, 10. We will be discussing The Five Love Languages of Children by Gary Chapman. I have just finished reading the book, The Five Love Languages of Children by Gary Chapman. I really enjoyed it and it definitely gave me some new ideas on how to connect with my kids and my husband. However, according to the authors, we are supposed to be focusing on the members of our family. We are supposed to figure out the love language of our spouses and kids. Herein lies the problem, I keep on getting stuck … [Read More...]

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Good Parenting: When Choices Don’t Work

My friend needed to buy a phone, but she didn't even want to start the process. Why? Because their were just so many choices. She dreaded going to the store. She didn't want to have to do all the research that is necessary, regarding the brand, the color, the phone's many features. Just thinking about it exhausted her. She wished that there was only one phone, in one color, with one feature. No choices! Life would be so simple. I think about this conversation often. In all of my parenting classes, I encourage parents to give children … [Read More...]

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The 5 Love Languages Of Children: Book Club

Our next Book Club is coming up soon on March, 10. We will be discussing The Five Love Languages of Children by Gary Chapman. Whenever I start reading a Parenting Book, I have noticed that I often start to feel guilty. I think, "Do I do this to my kids?", "Gosh, I really need to start ____________." It usually takes away from the enjoyment of reading the book and I start to resist any of the suggestions; I even find myself resenting the authors. Often, I don't even realize that I am doing this until I am finished with the book. I really … [Read More...]

Parenting Responsible Children

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Emotional Intelligence For Kids: Teach Them To Calm Themselves

                What is all this hype about emotional intelligence? Emotional intelligence is the new buzzword in education and parenting. Research has shown that it is an important factor in helping our kids have healthy relationships with their spouses, friends and co-workers. Adults who are emotionally intelligent are happier […]

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Whose Report Card Is It Anyway? Encourage Your Child To Take Responsibility For Their School Work

I remember the feeling of anticipation and nervousness in elementary school when report cards were handed out. I wasn’t the greatest student but I always did okay, A’s, B’s and once in a while a few C’s. Whatever I did get my parents were pretty cool about it. They knew I was an avid reader […]

Nurture Yourself

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5 Surefire Ways To Stop Losing It With Your Kids

Every parent messes up. We say things we don’t mean. We yell at our kids because we are tired. We sometimes blame our children for things they never did. We may accuse our children of behaving badly when that was never their intention. We act in a way that we swore we would never act. […]

Moms Have Got A Lot To Do: Manage Your Time Effectively

Sometimes I feel like my world is spinning out of control. There is always so much to do, laundry, grocery shopping, cooking and cleaning. In our fast paced world it is important to stop and think about effective ways to manage our time. Julie Morgenstern, in her book “Time Management from the Inside Out” advises […]