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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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Staying Focused on What We Can Control

Staying Focused on What We Can Control

When it comes to strong-willed and defiant kids, it can be easy to get pulled into power struggles over things we cannot control. In this short video, Dr. Charles Fay helps us find and focus upon things…
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Don’t Raise an Entertainment Junkie

Don’t Raise an Entertainment Junkie

Children who’ve spent their first few years of life being entertained by television, exciting toys with batteries, and well-meaning adults lack critical skills for success in school. That’s…
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Walking the Rescue Tightrope

Walking the Rescue Tightrope

Do you ever feel like you are walking on a tightrope? On one side of the narrow line is a scary drop into “Overprotection Canyon” while the other side offers an even worse fall into “Dangers-of-the-World…
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3 Reasons It Is Okay for Kids to Know About Love and Logic

3 Reasons It Is Okay for Kids to Know About Love and Logic

Is it okay for kids to overhear us listening to Love and Logic audios, know we are taking the classes or see us reading the books? Yes! At the Love and Logic Institute, we often say that such things:  1)…
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Help! My Kids Act Out in the Store

Help! My Kids Act Out in the Store

Do you ever feel anxiety about going to the store because you’re dreading how your kids will act? Every day, otherwise strong adults are brought to their knees, desperately attempting to extract their…
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