5 Phrases to Encourage Your Struggling Child

I remember coming home from school one day and feeling completely overwhelmed. Everything seemed to be crashing in on me and as I went to my room to begin my homework, my dad came in…

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My Child is Embarrassed, What Do I Do?

If I close my eyes long enough, I can still vividly remember the moment I forgot my crucial, one line in my 4th grade, elementary school play. I had the quintessential role of Little Flower…

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Got Parent Overwhelm? Try these 7 Mantras

Feeling overwhelmed by the day-to-day stress of being a parent? Believe us–you are not alone. You love your little one(s), but no matter how hard you work to stay calm, cool, and collected, we all…

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Family Movie Night: 4 Films About Belonging and Fitting In

It’s Friday night, and another exhausting week of work and school is behind us. What could be better than to make some popcorn, pile pillows and blankets in the middle of the floor, and gather…

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5 Phrases to Help Handle “I’m So Bored!”

Most of us remember being bored as kids. If your parents were anything like mine, there wasn’t a whole lot that they’d do to help us with that. Things sure have changed. Today, we parents…

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Instead of “Stop Crying,” Try These 8 Supportive Phrases

We parents are often uncomfortable with our kid’s big emotions, especially when those emotions are loud. And tearful. And especially-especially when they’re visible to others. Stop crying! Don’t cry! While those words might seem to…

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Family Movie Night: 4 Films That Can Help Your Child With Anger

Family movie night! Popcorn. Blankets. Laughter and excitement. What could be better?!? But movies can be even more than that. Movies can also be life lessons and opportunities for conversations with our kids. If there’s…

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Reasons kids lie

9 Reasons Kids Lie, and How to Address it Positively

Lying. What a difficult, negative thing to think about. The word liar drums up so many emotions, and none of them feel very good. But lies from children are more complicated than you might think….

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