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Video: 5 Back to School Tips for a Smoother Year

Video: 5 Back to School Tips for a Smoother Year

Since my kids attend year-round school, we’ve are in our 4th week of school already if you can believe that! There are a few simple principles that make the school year go much smoother. I share them here in this week’s Facebook live chat: Back to school...
Video: For many kids, friendship is the cure

Video: For many kids, friendship is the cure

I attended the excellent Learning and the Brain conference in NYC last weekend, and wanted to share something I learned. Many of our kids are anxious, depressed or struggling in social situations. How can we help them? In one word…FRIENDSHIP! For many kids,...
Video:  Chores and Your Child

Video: Chores and Your Child

Are chores part of the daily routine for your kids? Sometimes we moms can become more like maids and our children like houseguests! It does not, nor should not, be that way!  We are a team as a family, taking care of our home together because the tasks are much easier...
Video: Pressing Pause on Anger

Video: Pressing Pause on Anger

What happens when you tell your child to turn off the TV for dinnertime? That it’s time for chores? That you won’t buy that candy bar she’s begging you for? Angry outbursts are pretty common in everyday life – whether the venom is directed at...
Your Word of the Day

Your Word of the Day

When my husband James was a high schooler in the 80s, he was known to bring the “Word of the Day.”  As a passionate Christian, he wanted to share Bible verses with his classmates.  He would share the “Word of the Day” from the Bible verbally or...