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The Great De-Bait: Dealing with Arguing

The Great De-Bait: Dealing with Arguing

Amanda’s mom couldn’t believe the incredibly hurtful words pouring out of her 13-year old daughter’s mouth. “Mom, you’re so lame! You know almost NOTHING about contemporary American architecture!”…
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Helping Others Helps Us

Helping Others Helps Us

I know a couple who took their kids to shop for food and other groceries for some neighbors who are in a high-risk group for the virus. They said the kids couldn’t stop talking about it and asking if…
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Consequences are Better Than Punishment

Consequences are Better Than Punishment

Sometimes, when I am angry and full of wrath, my responses to my kids’ misbehavior crosses a line from being consequence into being a punishment. A couple problems with that: The world doesn’t operate…
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Children and Lying: Honesty is the Best Policy

Children and Lying: Honesty is the Best Policy

  Two Things Parents Do About Lying One of our Facebook friends wrote, "Is lying about brushing your teeth something to drop for my 11-year-old son? As we are pressing into the teenage years I am…
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