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Help your child navigate tricky social situations. Nicole Schwarz, Imperfect Families

Tricky Social Situations: 5 ways to empower kids

Don’t assume your child knows what to do or say at the next family gathering, friend’s birthday party, or other social situation. Prepare them in advance using these tips. A few weeks before Christmas, I asked my kids, “What would you say if someone gave you a gift you didn’t

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Three things to do when your child is in the middle of a meltdown.

Three Things to do When Your Child is in the Middle of a Huge Meltdown

Big emotions can be scary, overwhelming, and stressful for parents (and for kids!). Use these three tips to parent with a calm confidence during your child’s next meltdown. She stands in the kitchen screaming. Hands clenched at her sides. Eyes focused and glaring. You try everything – offering a hug,

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Improve the communication in your home

Try this “Magic Ratio” With Your Kids Today

Is the communication in your home full of complaints, arguments, and whining? Chances are the “magic ratio” is off. Use these tips to bring some peace and calm to your family. After another extremely frustrating day battling his son about everything from screentime to bedtime, a parent sat down with

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5 Ways to Encourage Your Kids to Listen the First Time

Stop repeating yourself 1,000 times. Stop bribing or threatening your kids to listen. Use these tips to encourage your kids to listen the first time you ask them to do something.  You’re tired of repeating yourself 1000 times. You’re tired of the constant arguing — the disagreeing with everything you

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Here are 9 ways to improve cooperation from your kids

9 ways to improve cooperation from your kids

Tired of arguing, begging and bribing your kids to help out around the house..or do anything you ask? These 9 tips will help you improve the cooperation from your kids. You’re standing at the kitchen island as your kids stampede away into the other room. They grab video game controllers

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5 Ordinary Opportunities for Amazing Connection with your Tween

5 Simple Ways to Connect With Your Tween Connecting with little kids often means getting on the floor to play Legos or Barbies. A game of chase or a quiet snuggle was just part of the daily routine. Now your child is a tween and finding ways to connect seems

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5 confidence-boosting questions to help you parent at your best (when things are at their worst)

5 Confidence-boosting questions to ask when your child acts out

What Not to Do When Your Child is Acting Out (And What to Do Instead) Let’s be honest. In the middle of a meltdown, my first question is: “How do I get them to calm down?” In the middle of a disagreement, my goal is: “How do I get them

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OK, we're calm. How do I talk to my kids about their misbehavior? Here are some tips!

The most effective way to teach your child a lesson

Things are out of control. I can’t let them get away with this! How do I make sure my kids know their behavior is wrong? These tips will help you teach your child a lesson in a respectful and productive way – and at a time when they are willing

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It's not easy to stay calm when your child is upset. Here are some tips to help you listen well.

How to support your upset child

Saying “calm down” when your child is crying or angry never works. Thankfully, there are ways you can support your upset child even when they are experiencing big feelings. Print these listening tips so you can reference them in the heat of the moment! The volcano has exploded. The floodgates are

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Positive Parenting: Handling Back Talk

The following is an excerpt from Rebecca Eanes’ new book, The Positive Parenting Workbook. This inspiring and inviting guide walks readers through the process of charting a new path toward greater emotional awareness, clear communication, and joyful parenting! Filled with encouraging prompts and plenty of room to record your progress,

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