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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 to…
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Children and Lying: Stop Lying Before It Starts

Children and Lying: Stop Lying Before It Starts

George Washington may have said, "I cannot tell a lie. I chopped down the cherry tree," but I'm not sure about that. Humans have an inborn tendency to lie to protect themselves. We’ve all done…
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The Best Advice for Helping Kids with Special Needs

The Best Advice for Helping Kids with Special Needs

“Err on the side of believing they are capable.” Those words changed my life. I sat in Dr. Charles Fay’s office and told him stories of the extreme challenges presented by the adoption…
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A New Me

A New Me

Many of us do it every year. We make a firm decision to turn over a new leaf. We are going to cut junk food, cut carbs, cut spending… you know the deal. And, if you’re like me, you resolve…
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Park the Snow Plow  

Park the Snow Plow  

In the 1970s, Jim Fay warned of the perils of parenting like a helicopter. Constant hovering and unnecessary rescuing send kids unspoken messages that they MUST be fragile because they need to be rescued.…
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Am I Selfish for Taking Care of Myself?

Am I Selfish for Taking Care of Myself?

First, I want to give a very complex answer to this question:  No! No, it’s not selfish to take good care of yourself. It’s smart. But since they expect me to make this blog post longer…
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Finding the Downtime Balance

Finding the Downtime Balance

For many families in the Love and Logic Universe, a holiday break is approaching which will create chunks of time when kids are in the house (not at school and for many, not spending much time outside)…
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The Gift of Practicing Gratitude

The Gift of Practicing Gratitude

It can be an easy thing to say: “Be thankful”. We are often trying to get our kids to express outward gratitude. It’s the polite thing to do. But what if genuine, heartfelt gratitude…
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