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Mom sitting on bed watching her pre-schooler read a book 9 Sneaky Ways Your Pre-Schooler is in Charge and How to Fix It

9 Sneaky Ways Your Pre-Schooler is in Charge and How to Fix It

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Are you wondering if your pre-schooler is in charge? You may not realize it, but a three-year-old could be running things in your home. It sounds funny and a bit ridiculous, but it happens all the time. Yikes! I have seen grown adults cower many times to the cries of their pre-schooler and capitulate within…

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Bare feet of lovers among rose petals. Teen Dating: Best Secrets When Talking to Your Kids

Teen Dating: Best Secrets When Talking to Your Kids

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Teen dating. No big deal. That is until YOUR teen starts dating. That’s when everything changes. Suddenly, the conversations get real…scary. Thinking about your son or daughter out in the world without supervision is daunting. Unfortunately, the inevitable will happen. Sooner or later, your child will be alone with the opposite sex. Pin it for…

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13 Epic Ways to Be the Best Parent Ever. 3 kids walking on the beach holding hands.

13 Epic Ways to Be the Best Parent Ever

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Do you want to be the best parent ever? It’s a lofty goal but not impossible. In the meantime, it might be a good idea to make sure you are not the worst parent ever. You may wonder what I mean by this. This post can help you quit behaving in ways that are hurting…

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Mind-Blowing Tips to Get a Picky Eater to Eat Everything

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How do you get a picky eater to eat everything…well, almost everything? I bet you’re thinking, “Ha! Ha! She has never met my child. This will never happen.” Yep. I get that. But we all start out the same way when we are born. We neither like nor dislike anything when we come out of…

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When You Feel Like You Have Failed as a Parent

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Do you feel like you have failed as a parent? I understand. If you are reading this, you are probably upset about some failures you have had as a parent. It can be a painful process as we are far from perfect when on the parenting journey. Pin it for later! We feel guilty when…

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7 Easy Ways to Get Your Baby to Sleep Through the Night

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Would you like to get your baby to sleep through the night? Are you tired of co-sleeping or bed-sharing with your child? (Co-sleeping means in your room. Bed-sharing means in your bed.) I must admit, I loved the extra loving and snuggling with my little one in bed, but after a few weeks of co-sleeping,…

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Two children playing with toys in a bedroom. 37 Ways to Help Your Child be School Ready

37 Easy Ways to Help Your Child be School-Ready

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Do you know how to help your child be school-ready? Most parents want to do the best they can to make sure their child is prepared for school, but they don’t know what to do or how to do it. I can help you. I am an English teacher, and I taught my own kids…

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25 Mind-Blowing Tricks to Make Reading Fun for Your Child. Girl reading to her stuffed bears.

25 Mind-Blowing Tricks to Make Reading Fun for Your Child

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Would you like to make reading fun for your reluctant reader? As a mom who is a speech/drama and English teacher, I longed for the days when I would catch my children up too late reading a good book under the covers. Unfortunately, that never happened. My kids were too busy playing outside during the…

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Little boy on the beach playing with sand. The Biggest Secret to Raising Boys Who Are Kind

The Biggest Secret to Raising Boys Who Are Kind

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Are you raising boys? If so, then welcome to the world of loud bodily noises, smells, and goofy jokes. Like me, you may wonder if they will ever grow up…and be kind. Most of the time, you are just trying to keep them alive. Much less try and teach them manners. I have one son…

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Teenage girl leaning against a pillar.Creative Ways to Raise a Strong Daughter

Creative Ways to Raise a Strong Daughter

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Do you need some creative ways to raise a strong daughter? How about molding her like a graceful pillar in the Bible? I am sure you are wondering what in the world I mean by this. No, I have not gotten into the cooking Sherry. This is a real question. A question I had not…

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