Category Archives: parenting

Raising Kids With Healthy Habits

Raising Kids With Healthy Habits The title is meant as a double entendre–you model your healthy habits and your kids automatically and effortlessly adopt your healthy life style. Kids Do What You Do Not What You Say. I always exercised … Continue reading

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Parents, If Your Kid Did Not Come With A How-To Manual…

Click on the book for more details and to buy your copy today Parents, did your kid come with a how-to manual? I don’t think so. So you had to figure out the parenting gig yourself, right? I bet you … Continue reading

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Personal Interactions

Has gentleness gone by the way of the dinosaurs? A prominent literary agent recently told me that putting notes in kids’ lunches is not sophisticated enough for today’s kids. I wondered, how could anyone not feel good about getting a … Continue reading

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Parents: How to Discipline Without Creating Fear

Discipline helps a child grow into a mature responsible adult. Punishment does not. More than once in my life the disturbing sound of a screaming child took me out of my sleep or away from what I was doing…only to … Continue reading

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Reality Of All Stay-At-Home Moms

Making the decision to stay home with your kids is a huge one–and definitely not appropriate for every woman. In my personal and professional experience I’ve seen some women who definitely should not raise kids. What many people fail to … Continue reading

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Parenting: Sometimes It Gets Challenging

Parenting comes with challenges that make you think hard and fast. My daughter was born with a life-threatening allergy to milk protein. She and I had to completely avoid all milk products for four years while she nursed. What until … Continue reading

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Parenting: How To Raise Great Kids With Less Stress

Anyone can choose to learn how to be a great parent – and do so with less stress. Great parents raise responsible, happy, healthy kids because they set a priority to do so. So how do you raise happy, healthy … Continue reading

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Parenting: How to Easily Teach Your Kids Life Skills

Parenting little ones is easy if you don’t fight it. Let them help…yes…with everything. It will take longer to cook the meal. The house won’t be quite as clean. The clothes won’t be folded exactly the way you like. The … Continue reading

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Parents: How to Create Close Relationships With Your Kids

Create The Closeness Now Share with your kids while they’re small. It gets them in the habit of talking to you. That’s a desirable habit seeing how complex this world is for teenagers. If you spend time with them while … Continue reading

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Back To School – Five Must-Haves

The first day of school, especially in a new school, can be like walking into a horror movie for a child. Feeling out of place, disconnected, and unsure of himself, he steps into the unknown, hopefully concealing the terror that … Continue reading

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