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Seven Ways to Improve Parenting Teamwork 0

Seven Ways to Improve Parenting Teamwork

Searching for “parenting” in the books section of Amazon yields a mind-boggling list of over SIXTY THOUSAND results!  There are enough competing opinions and voices out there to make your head spin.  But what...

7 Keys to Healthy Co-Parenting 0

7 Keys to Healthy Co-Parenting

Parenting kids has become more complex today than ever before.  The digital explosion of entertainment and social media has created layers and layers of options, opportunities, dangers, and decisions that we must navigate as...

Three Ways to Help Your Teen Grow Toward Adulthood 0

Three Ways to Help Your Teen Grow Toward Adulthood

As parents who love our kids, our aim is to raise them to become fully capable and responsible adults who will strive to make a positive impact on the world around them.  Right?  And...

Parental Celebration 0

Parental Celebration

Today’s post is all about celebration.  Enjoy the Kool & the Gang tune playing in your head now.  You’re welcome! I frequently write about things you can do to improve your relationship with your...

Today 0

Today

Ever see the movie, Groundhog Day? It is a rather insightful story based on a very farfetched premise.  Phil Connors (Bill Murray) is a local weatherman who is utterly miserable and discontented with his...

Encouraging Kindness in Our Kids 0

Encouraging Kindness in Our Kids

“Evan Almighty” has been one of my family’s favorite movies for quite a while.  If you’ve never seen this heartwarming family film about God (Morgan Freeman) choosing a modern day Noah named Evan Baxter...

Let’s Stop the Shootings! 0

Let’s Stop the Shootings!

(Photos and collage compliments of Sandra “Sam” Morris, who embodied the spirit of this post as well as anyone I know, and who created this very photo collage as a loving welcome gift to...

Six Ways To Get Your Teen To Listen To You 0

Six Ways To Get Your Teen To Listen To You

Tired of feeling like you’re talking to a brick wall when you try to communicate with your teen?  Ranging from fun to fundamental, here are six different ways to shake up the old routine...

Unplug 0

Unplug

Do you ever just feel like your teen lives a world away from you these days?  Oh, she still sits at the dinner table with you (sometimes).  And he still sleeps in the same...

Giving 0

Giving

What is your favorite part of the Christmas season?  I know there are significant elements of the holiday season that are irritating or even downright painful for some.  But for many of us, there...

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