17 September 2014
Category:
Resolve Conflict
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SIBLING FIGHTS: HOW THIS MOM GOT 9 CHILDREN TO GET ALONG

You’re at your limit, aren’t you? You don’t know what you’ll do if you hear one more round of your children teasing and taunting each other—and then tattling to you. You wish they would just get along! You’ve tried everything. Discipline. Time outs. Talking it out. And you’re just tired of hearing your children call […]


10 September 2014
Category:
Parenthood
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ARE YOU PARENTING FROM FEAR?

If I asked you what you’re most afraid of as a parent… …you could probably tell me without thinking too hard. Parenting is an amazing responsibility and in a world full of frightening messages, we might believe there’s a lot to fear: Fear that we’ll mess up our children Fear that something bad could happen […]


3 September 2014
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BOOMERANG CHILDREN: HOW TO MAXIMIZE THIS OPPORTUNITY FOR BOTH OF YOU

Boomerang… does it feel like you’re starting over again? You raised your child, watched them leave—but now they’re back. Or you left your childhood home—and now you’re returning. We’ve given a name to the trend of adult children (particularly in their 20s or 30s) turning around to move back in with their parents: Boomerang Children. Compared to […]


27 August 2014
Category:
Determine Type
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CAN IDENTICAL TWINS LOOK DIFFERENT? LET THEIR FACES TELL US

They do have the same DNA… …and people have trouble telling them apart… But are identical twins really the same? If you expect the twins you know to act alike and look alike—in other words, to be “identical”—you might be surprised. When you take a closer look, you may find that they look far different than you […]


20 August 2014
Category:
Resolve Conflict
2

HOW INVOLVED PARENTS SHOULD BE WHEN SIBLINGS FIGHT

They’re at it again… Your children are fighting, bickering, and arguing over things that seem pointless. Enough is enough already—but should you actually jump in and stop the fight? In today’s post, I share some thoughts on when and how parents can most effectively intervene when siblings fight. (And when a hands-off approach is best.) […]


13 August 2014
4

HOW TO HELP YOUR CHILDREN GROW UP AS FRIENDS

Yes, they’re siblings, but are your children friends? My siblings and I weren’t really friends while we were growing up. As adults now, we’re respectful of each other, but I didn’t have friendship with them when I was younger. I wanted to give my children that experience… …and it worked! I’m excited for two of […]


6 August 2014
Category:
Resolve Conflict
4

HOW TO GET CHILDREN TO DO CHORES… WILLINGLY!

It doesn’t have to be this hard… …the excuses, the foot-dragging, the frustration and eventual fight. If you feel like your child spends as much time arguing over chores as actually doing them, something needs to change. And you can change it starting now. How I took myself out of the chore equation One of your biggest […]


30 July 2014
Category:
Create Joy
4

HOW TO ENDEAR YOURSELF TO YOUR GRANDCHILDREN

As a grandparent, I get it… You want your grandchildren to know how much you love them. You want them to enjoy their time with you. And you want to build this relationship right. Today’s Child Whisperer post is just for you! (Parents: If you’re the middle generation between your children and your parents, I have […]


23 July 2014
7

WHAT TO DO AFTER YOU’VE LOST YOUR TEMPER WITH YOUR KIDS

So you’ve lost it again. You said you weren’t going to lose your temper again, but you did. You feel terrible about it and guilty. You know that your children deserve a parent who doesn’t lose their cool, but sometimes, you’ve just had it. So what do you do now? Find the temper trigger You […]


16 July 2014
7

HOW WE’RE DEEPLY WOUNDING OUR GIRLS (AND HOW TO STOP)

It happens all the time, sometimes in 3 words or fewer. Our girls hear the kind of insult that makes them feel like less. Here’s how it works… Imagine your name is Kristy. At the school, other kids tease each other like this: “Stop being such a Kristy.” “Ha, ha! You did that just like a […]


9 July 2014
Category:
Create Joy
2

VISITING RELATIVES 101: HOW TO MAKE IT EASY ON YOUR KIDS

Time to visit relatives? If you’re like me, you might visit (or be visited by) family members you don’t often see. If your children are small, they might not have a strong relationship with these relatives. Depending on your child’s age and awareness, their relatives might even seem a bit like strangers! That’s just fine. […]