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Parenting
04/19/2018
Are You Ready to Have Kids? Perhaps you and your husband have been married for a little over a year. You both want children but want to know when is the best time for us to start trying? Is there ever really a best time? Most of your friends already have children, and you're starting to feel as if you should get started a little sooner than later... More >>

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04/10/2018
Inspired to Make More than Lemonade: How to Explain Charity to Your Children ...'What's a charity?' they both asked. It felt difficult to explain, and I weighed my words carefully. My children have seen homeless men and women on the street, asking for money, food, etc. Each time we give money and each time my husband and I carefully try to explain why it is that some people go without the basics that we are so fortunate to have... More >>

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02/26/2018
Help Your Child Build Healthy Reward Pathways When you reward bad behavior, you literally wire your child's brain to repeat the bad behavior. No parent intends to do that, but it happens so easily. When you know how, you will reward only good behavior, and give your child a good start... More >>

Tags: Behavior, Motherhood-Fatherhood, Parenting, Tips, Values
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02/19/2018
3 Reasons Why Your Teenager Rejects Your Excellent Advice Ever wonder why your teen takes a pass on your advice? Especially when you know for a fact that it's really good? Here are three reasons why teenagers might look elsewhere for solutions or support, or nowhere at all... More >>

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01/07/2018
Why Raising Upstanders Gets an A+ Schools are where children gain knowledge but it's also the place where they create connection and develop as social beings. Hopefully, it's a place where they feel they belong... More >>

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12/19/2017
Raising Resilience: Parenting Tips that Go the Distance ...Without understanding natural outcomes, later-age teens can be psychologically devastated when they experience failure. With no tolerance for the emotional discomfort, it is no wonder that their mental health spirals and academic success suffers. Here are some tips to help parents build resilience with strategies that go the distance into adulthood... More >>

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12/11/2017
Are Healthy Children in Your Future? 5 Ways to Prepare for a Healthy Baby ...In a world of instant gratification, where there is a pill available to seemingly 'fix' almost anything, it's easy to be lulled into a false sense of security about the future of one's fertility... More >>

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11/14/2017
Eight Great Things About Life as an Empty Nester My husband has a motto for the empty nest season of life. He says, 'You can do what you want, when you want, for as long as you want!' While those sentiments might not always ring true, there are some wonderful things about life as an empty nester... More >>

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11/03/2017
Dr. Toy's Rx: Play Is Essential ...Play is a natural drive to discover the essence of a happy childhood. While TV and electronics can be an easy, simple substitute, playful interaction with playmates and toys is essential for a child's full development... More >>

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10/27/2017
Typical Parenting Mistakes: 9 Ways We Make Things Worse Hey, it's hard not to lose your cool with a difficult child. And once you do, you probably feel guilty or a failure as a parent. You deserve credit for trying to be better, but the easiest way to improve your parenting is to know what you are doing wrong first... More >>

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