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Drop-off Disasters

Drop-off Disasters

Have you ever experienced a meltdown when dropping your child off at a day camp or other place? What can we do about this? Some parents just decide to never leave their child’s side again until the…
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Raising Good Human Beings

Raising Good Human Beings

I recently asked a wise friend a question: How do we ensure that we are raising good human beings? The wise friend responded with another question: What do we mean by a good human being? We decided…
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Is It Too Late to Start?`

Is It Too Late to Start?`

A man once asked Jim Fay (a premier trombone player) if he could teach him to play the trombone reasonably well. Jim told the man that if he gave him 5 years, he could have him playing almost anything.…
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Will Love and Logic Work with Autistic Children?

Will Love and Logic Work with Autistic Children?

I’m often asked if Love and Logic applies to children with autism. For years, we’ve been hearing success stories from parents and professionals indicating the answer to this question: Yes.…
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Treating Symptoms AND Causes of Defiance

Treating Symptoms AND Causes of Defiance

Fourteen-year-old Curtis walks in from school, throws his coat on the floor and immediately begins the fine art of verbal brain drain: “Mom! I’m starvin’! What’s for dinner?”…
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Divorce: The Classic Struggle of Divorced Parents

Divorce: The Classic Struggle of Divorced Parents

Some divorced parents waste precious time and energy fighting a never–ending control battle with their former spouse over how to parent the kids. Children adjust to different parenting styles, as long…
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Sibling Rivalry: Should Our Kids Like Each Other?

Sibling Rivalry: Should Our Kids Like Each Other?

When it comes to sibling conflict, it’s common for all of us to focus on the wrong problem: Their relationship with each other rather than our relationship with them.  Healthy parent-child relationships…
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Thank You Teachers!

Thank You Teachers!

First of all I’d like to apologize to the many teachers of my youth who put their heart and soul into trying to maintain order with me sitting in their classrooms. I wasn't a downright malevolent…
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