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Taming the Monster Within: Controlling Your Anger

“Being able to deal with anger in a healthy way isn’t easy, but it’s possible, and doing so can make your family life a whole lot better…”

Screen Time Limits

“How much screen time is too much?” “What types of games are ok or absolutely not ok?” “How do I set limits when my co-parent has different ideas of what’s appropriate?”

Helping Your Child Transition from Sleepaway Camp to Home

“Returning home from sleepaway camp can be a challenging transition for kids and parents alike. But understanding your child’s experience and managing your own expectations can make the days or weeks after camp run a lot more smoothly…”

From One Mother to Another

“This Mother’s Day, pay it forward to other moms and let them know you notice them. Tell them you think they’re doing an incredible job at this whole parenting thing…”

A Daily Opportunity To Connect With Your Child

“How do you connect with your child after you’ve been apart? Do your eyes light up? Do your face and voice show how excited you are to see him? Do you put aside all other distractions and focus just on her?”

How to Give Your Kids Holiday Gifts Without Adding More Clutter to Your Home

“Most parents I talk to feel overwhelmed by the amount of clutter in their homes. They get into arguments and power struggles with their kids about cleaning up their messy rooms. They wonder why their kids are bored when they have so many things to keep them occupied. The reason? Too Much Stuff.”

Go Ahead! Say The “S” Word To Your Kids

“No, I haven’t lost my mind. This post is all about saying the “S” word to your kids. Many people would disagree with me, but I sincerely believe our kids need to hear it and they need to hear it from us.”

Making Mealtimes Manageable

“This week I’m focusing on making mealtimes more organized and less overwhelming. If you have a picky eater in your family, want to stop feeding your kids so much processed food, or feel stressed out by meal planning — this post is for you.”

Back to School Organizing

“A fresh box of crayons can be symbolic of a fresh start to the new school year. Every Fall, we have the opportunity to sharpen our routines and get organized, so we can be as productive as possible…”

Preparing to Go Back to School

“Even though school is still weeks away, it’s a good idea to get kids thinking about the transition now and to bring them in on the concept and practice of using a calendar, getting organized, and prioritizing. Why should parents have all the fun?”

Helicopter Parenting: How to Stop Hovering So Kids Can Fly Free

“Helicopter parents fail to notice when they cross the line—or to understand the consequences of their behavior on their children…”

The Best Ways to Show Teacher Appreciation

“Homemade gifts and Starbucks cards are great, but you can show appreciation in so many other ways throughout the year that are meaningful for the teacher, beneficial to your child…and don’t cost a dime…”

Well, What Do You Expect?

“Anytime we expect more than we should, we set ourselves up for disappointment. Anytime we establish unrealistically high expectations for our kids, our kids are sure to fail. So, how do we know if our expectations are realistic? Should we have expectations at all?”

You Don’t Need to Have All the Answers

“Naturally, children look to their parents as the all-knowing authorities on life. Unfortunately, parents often put tons of pressure on themselves to have all the answers so their children continue to see them in this light…”

Are Your Kids Feelin’ the Love?

“You may tell them you love them repeatedly. You may demonstrate your love in all kinds of ways. But at the end of the day, do your children FEEL loved by you?”

It’s Not Too Late to Clean Your Slate

“Many parents tell me they think it’s ‘too late’ to work on their parenting because their kids are older or because they’ve done ‘too much damage already.’”