Anti-Tips for Holiday Happiness

Anti-Tips for Holiday Happiness

There is no lack of lists at the holidays online and in magazines giving you tips for how to avoid weight gain or enjoy time with your loved ones during the holidays. I’ve written quite a few myself: Holiday Traditions that Burn Some Calories Holiday Eating...

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Set the Bar High for Quick, Cheerful, Obedient Responses from your Children

Set the Bar High for Quick, Cheerful, Obedient Responses from your Children

Arguing and claiming it isn’t fair needs to never win or again you are creating a response you are sure to get tired of. Then you might become impatient or angry. Prevent that by holding firm to what you have asked them to do.

What’s in it for me? Stay away from bribes of all kinds. Try to never start a request with,”If you do this then…,” You have authority and you do not need to barter.

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Taking the Time to Know Your Child

Taking the Time to Know Your Child

In many ways, as parents we are the architect of our children’s future. We choose to expose them to this or that and we seek to help them find their place in the world. If we are forever busy and rushed, we may miss the clues that tell us what our children truly...

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How to Avoid  Emotional Eating

How to Avoid Emotional Eating

Being a mom means a lot of emotional ups and downs. Sometimes, during the down times, there may be a desire to soothe and comfort yourself. For many people the go to way to do this is with food. Unfortunately, the foods involved are usually higher in sugar and fat....

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How You and Your Child Can Learn Anything

How You and Your Child Can Learn Anything

Children love to learn new skills and feel competent. Doing the daily EV program with them builds this joyful feeling. Character is built in small doses over a long period of time and in special teachable moments where a new idea that is timely takes root. The...

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