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Loving Presence: The Most Valuable Gift a Parent Can Give

We all want to provide our children with the best possible circumstances in the hope that they will thrive and prosper. Yet we know from personal experience that there is no such thing as a perfect childhood and we can breath a collective sigh of relief when we admit that there is no such thing as perfect parenting. We cannot protect our children from the uncontrollable vagaries of life — illness, loss, disappointment, and hardship. …

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Parenting Essentials: How to Influence Good Behavior while Enhancing Your Relationships

If you’re like me, you want to get along with your children and you want results. You want your children to behave appropriately, get good grades and have good social skills. What’s the magic formula? Whether you’re struggling to establish a successful bedtime routine for your antsy toddler or negotiating an acceptable curfew for your adventurous teen, focusing on the big picture can help. As social creatures, we all crave love, belonging and acceptance. Yet, …

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Parenting Options: Suggestions for Reducing Worry, Stress and Anxiety

From infancy to adolescence, children witness and absorb how we, the adults, respond to life’s circumstances and to each other. Back when I was an inexperienced mom with a new baby, my oldest son would start to fuss whenever I anxiously tried to hurry us out of the house in order to get somewhere on time. I realized then, as I watched his reddening face pucker into a pout, how much my anxious mood impacted …

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The Neuroscience of Emotional Style: What it Means and Why it Matters

From siblings to parents and partners to coworkers, each one of us expresses a unique emotional signature–the individual collection of traits that characterize our personality. If given the choice, some parents might prefer to cozy-up with a good book on Saturday night, while others would rather dance the night away. One child might spend an entire afternoon constructing a Lego masterpiece while another flits from one enticing diversion to the next. From Myers-Briggs to the …

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Getting To Yes: Tips for Creating a Collaborative Alliance with Your Children

Whether you wake up each day to a household inhabited by teens or toddlers, you already know, or you’ll soon learn, that adapting to each new developmental stage your children go through fosters more understanding and cooperation between you.

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