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What Happens When We Approach Our Kids With an Empty Tank

2017-05-23T11:17:50+00:00 By |Categories: Parenting|Tags: , , , , |

Sometimes, especially when we’re stressed and our tank is on empty, it’s easy to approach kids with our needs instead of a full heart. We demand the good behavior that “fills our tank” instead of [...]

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How Can I Get My Teen to Stop Relying on Social Media So Much?

2017-04-18T11:51:39+00:00 By |Categories: Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

My kids’ obsession with Instagram and other social media has gotten to ridiculous levels. My teenage daughter takes photos of her outfits before she goes to school and wears the option that got the most [...]

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How NOT to be One of Those Couples that Fight All the Time

2017-03-07T11:55:39+00:00 By |Categories: Marriage|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

I’ve noted before how tough the first year of marriage was for me and Jacob, because we just seemed to fight constantly. I don’t mean any knock-down drag out fights by the way. There was [...]

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Anxiety and Control: Partners in Parenting Crime

2017-02-21T11:50:03+00:00 By |Categories: Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , |

Will my kids choose good friends? Will they do well academically? Will they make wise choices when I’m not around to guide them?It’s normal to consider questions like these. However, if the answer is “no” [...]

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