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The Secret to Resolving a Conflict with Your Teen

The Secret to Resolving a Conflict with Your Teen

When was the last time you were at odds with your teen? Your child wanted to do something that you considered unacceptable. You both felt justified, producing an argument or struggle that had the potential to damage your relationship. Most conflicts can be resolved in...

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Your Child Can Learn to Listen, Too

Your Child Can Learn to Listen, Too

The book, Connect with Your Kid, is a how-to manual for improving the 10 most important parent-child communication skills. And listening to understand is at the top of the list, for several reasons: When your child is trying to express something, you need to hear it....

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When you improve the way you listen, your child will feel respected and understood, so they are open to your guidance and the bond between you grows stronger.Listening to Understand: The Superpower of Strong ParentsYour FREE “sneak-peek” at the most important chapter...

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The Difference-Maker: Really Connecting with Your Child

The Difference-Maker: Really Connecting with Your Child

What if you had great communication skills? Some parents do! But most don’t. When parents connect in ways that strengthen the bond with their child, kids are more open to parental guidance and wisdom. Most parents struggle with this. Learning powerful communication...

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The Key to Empathy: Imagining the Unimaginable

The Key to Empathy: Imagining the Unimaginable

Have you ever looked up at the night sky on a clear night to see the North Star? If you can spot the Big Dipper, follow the line from the dipper to a very bright star named Polaris. This star helped seafarers navigate for centuries. It's very, very far away - over 300...

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Connect with Your Kid

Connect with Your Kid

Communicating well is a foundation element of effective parenting. How can you be a parent to your child without communicating? Whenever there are problems between parent and child, ineffective communication is almost always a contributing factor. And yet, when you...

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Reactivity – A Parent’s No. 1 Mistake…and the Cure

Reactivity – A Parent’s No. 1 Mistake…and the Cure

I know several parents whose child is fast approaching adolescence. Even raising a sweet child can be difficult in many ways, but after puberty the challenges change. Middle school-aged children don't want to be treated like sweet little kids anymore. Far from being...

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Parents: Give Yourself a Break

Parents: Give Yourself a Break

Caring parents who consider the advice of experts are on a journey to "get better" at raising well-adjusted adults who succeed in life and work. But it's not easy. It's not supposed to be easy. The culture is working against you - the teen culture and the larger...

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The Top 10 Fundamentals of Parenting

The Top 10 Fundamentals of Parenting

When I was a kid there were no parenting books, unless you want to count Dr. Benjamin Spock's classic on baby and child care. Parents were guided by their instincts, sense of responsibility, judgment, and family traditions. Today, parents still rely on these, but they...

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