9 Ways to Fix Sibling Rivalry for Good

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Ahhhh, sibling rivalry. There is nothing quite like it. All at once, it can bring a home’s atmosphere down and spark chaos. ”He stole my lightsaber.” “Those toys are mine!” “He’s looking at me funny.” As a mom of two young kids, I can tell you that nothing puts a damper on the day like […]

What to do When Your Child Lies to You | 3 Healthy Responses

Why does my child keep lying to me? Knowing what to do when your child lies to you is challenging. On the one hand, you don’t want to shame them, and on the other, you want to teach them valuable lessons with healthy discipline when it comes to guiding them to be honest. As always, […]

The 5 Most Common Lies Parents Tell Their Kids Without Thinking

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Parents sometimes lie to their kids without even realizing, thinking it will keep a tantrum at bay, make a difficult circumstance easier, or not hurt their feelings. But they don’t have to. Check out these common lies we tell our children, and what you can say to your kids instead that’s the truth. Whatever the […]

Break the cycle of unhealthy backtalk from your kids with these logical responses

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Backtalk is the bane of every parent’s existence. It makes us feel disrespected, and untrustworthy. Because we most often know what’s best for our child, backtalk is that reminder that tells us — you’re still not in complete control. It shows us that our children have their own desires, struggles, and opinions. At the end […]

7 Things Every Daughter Needs from Her Mother

The list of things our children need from us can sometimes seem never-ending. But really if you dig deep down there are a few things that are absolutely vital, especially when it comes to raising girls. Here are 7 things a daughter truly needs from her mother. I was away last week to spend a […]

How to Parent Well Through Separation and Divorce

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Parenting well through separation or divorce is not easy. There are so many questions one might have in the midsts of it, including: how to discipline through divorce, how to co-parent with a difficult ex or co-parent after divorce, as well as communication guidelines to help the family get through this difficult time and come […]