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Positive Parenting Tip – The Power of “At Least…”

Being able to keep a healthy perspective is not a talent that comes naturally to me. I have a sliiight tendency to overreact. I relied on my mom when I was younger (ok, still do sometimes) to give me a “pep talk” when things were rough, or I was stressed, worried, or intimidated. She always …

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Change your thoughts

Recently, my 5 year old and I finished reading Pollyanna, the story of the sweet little girl who changed a whole town with her positive outlook on life. I couldn’t help but think while I was reading it to her, “Man, people need to read this! Why don’t we play the glad game more?” I …

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How to Fix your Kid’s Bad Attitude without Punishment

When our child is not listening, disobedient, acting out, we want to punish and demand that they change their behavior, but there is an easier way to fix your kid’s attitude. I didn’t really give much thought to my parenting philosophy until my oldest daughter was about 3.  She was stubborn, and hated to be …

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The 7 Year Itch – What it is and how to get through it

For some couples, the 7 year itch is real. And its HARD. But there is hope! Here are a handful of helpful and actionable ways to start improving your marriage right now. Since we recently celebrated our 8th anniversary, I am totally qualified to write this. I, of course, assumed that the 7 year itch …

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