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Can A Swiss Army Knife Teach The Best Parenting Approaches For Disruptive Kids?

Years ago, when I was about eight, my parents gave me a special gift - a Swiss Army Knife.  I had just joined the Boy Scouts, and this was a prized possession for camping. It had a number of...
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Do These Four Things to Get More Out Of Your Relationships

Something big happened. You are upset. You blurt something out that only partially communicates what’s going on. It triggers the other person. They blurt something back. Blurts fly like...
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8 Ways Resolving Family Issues Can Be Like Cleaning Your Deck

After putting it off for weeks, with all sorts of interesting excuses, I finally did the spring cleaning on our deck. We live in the Pacific Northwest, where both the weather and falling tree...
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4 Easy Lessons from a Sore Shoulder Every Parent Needs to Master

How My Dumb Mistake Can Teach Families to Heal Quickly Now “Is the pain a constant throb or a spikey pain?” the therapist will probably ask me.   “Both!” I imagine...
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Wipe Outs Are Part Of It - 6 Ways Surfing Teaches Parents

Easily Escape the Parenting Whitewash Now   “Paddle, paddle, paddle” the instructor yelled … “stand up!” Catching my breath, one wobbly right leg somehow got...
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Why Are Our Kids Stressed When the Pandemic is Winding Down?

And What Can We Do About It Now?   Parents, are you noticing this with your kids right now? Almost out of nowhere there are tears… or maybe more anger than expected… or silence....
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3 Easy Ways to Handle Kiddo Allergies This Spring

Ideas To Get Relief Without Drowsiness and Build Up Tolerance Now   Achoo!   Snort!   Cough Cough Cough!   Does your home sound like this right now?    It’s a...
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4 Things the Dump Masterclass Can Teach You Now

How To Be Great No Matter The Circumstances “Nearly all the best things that came to me in life have been unexpected, unplanned by me.” - Carl Sandburg The trash dump is not what most...
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4 Easy Ways To Get Lifelong Wins From Music Education

What Practicing, Performing and Improvising Taught Me Last night I posted this on Facebook, and it got me thinking.   “I’m incredibly thankful for those who taught me to play...
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The BEST Way To Start Your Kid’s Days Now

Five Simple Ways To Set-Up Your Kids For a Win   As parents, we want the best for our kids. We want them to learn skills that help their lives and future careers, and engage them where they...
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