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Oct30
Teaching Kids How to Handle Life’s Disappointments

Teaching Kids How to Handle Life’s Disappointments

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It is inevitable. We all face disappointments in our lives, many times out of our direct control. How we handle those disappointments is up to us. Teaching our children to weather setbacks and failures is one of the more important jobs we face as parents.

Oct29
Recovering From a Terrible, Horrible, No Good Very Bad Morning

Recovering From a Terrible, Horrible, No Good Very Bad Morning

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The truth is that we all have times when we handle ourselves badly and our kids pay the price. The goal is to find a way to make things right and move on.

Oct03
Getting Rid of the Shoulds

Getting Rid of the Shoulds

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Let’s make a pact to remove the word “Should” from our vocabularies. Shoulds make you feel weak, like a failure. Shoulds get in the way of you appreciating what you actually do–the things that matter to you and to your family.

Sep25
Alpha Mom Must List: Read “Wonder” by R.J. Palacio

Alpha Mom Must List: Read “Wonder” by R.J. Palacio

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Wonder, the novel about a boy with severe craniofacial deformities who starts middle school, by R.J. Palacio is a must-read for children and their parents.

Sep24
The Unbearable Rightness Of Being

The Unbearable Rightness Of Being

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One of the hardest lessons for my teens is that, sometimes, there are some things more important than being right.

Sep23
Your Child Says Their Teacher Is Mean, What Do You Do?

Your Child Says Their Teacher Is Mean, What Do You Do?

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It is the time of year when you begin to hear complaints from the kids about their teachers. Cries of “My teacher hates me!” and “My teacher is mean!” are played out over the dinner tables in many of our homes. So what do you do? How do you know when to step in and when to let your child work it out for themselves?

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