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How to Help Your Kids Like Each Other

2017-06-27T09:37:22+00:00 By |Categories: Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , , |

At times, children naturally enjoy each other. But conflict is inevitable. If parents allow it, isolated conflicts can turn into a persistent rivalry with the power to dominate their children’s relationships with each other. In [...]

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Teach Kids to be Responsible for Their Own Actions

2017-06-26T15:35:42+00:00 By |Categories: Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , , |

When our kids hurt their siblings, our sense of justice compels us to punish them. But sometimes punishment is not the best way to teach responsibility and wisdom. Check out this story from Jess: The [...]

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Your Kids: Responsible or Spoiled?

2017-05-09T15:19:10+00:00 By |Categories: Parenting|Tags: , , , , , |

Are you unknowingly too child-centered? We wrote recently about the problem of entitlement among children — about how many well-meaning parents, without thinking about it much, have become too child-centered. The article struck a nerve. [...]

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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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When Technology Sucks the Life Out of a Family

2017-05-03T13:42:08+00:00 By |Categories: Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Sometimes technology feels out of control. I am chief offender in our home. Two hours can pass and, if I’m completely honest, I don’t really remember much of what I did, saw, or believed was [...]

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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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Online Gaming Addiction: Steps to Helping Kids Break Free

2017-04-04T14:04:53+00:00 By |Categories: Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Online gaming addiction is real. Perhaps anytime you attempt to corral efforts at managing online gaming in your family, you run up against a wall. Maybe your child or teenager is moody, sneaking time online [...]

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