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8 Warning Signs Your Child is Headed for Trouble

07-15-14-POD

When I look back at childhood, I think about my decisions when I came into my adolescence. The early years were perfectly happy and normal, but the later years led me to places that make me cringe when I think back on it. I can pinpoint the triggers that … Continue reading…

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The Shelter Your Daughter Needs

07-14-14-POD

One day my daughter and I were playing in a shallow baby pool with a sprinkler.  The sprinkler water came pouring down like rain.  I got down on all fours to play with her and then an interesting thing happened.  She crawled underneath me and sat down – safe … Continue reading…

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How to Be Judge and Jury with Your Kids

07-09-14-POD

During the Great Depression and World War II, the mayor of New York was Fiorello Enrico La Guardia.  He was a magnanimous leader packed into a five foot body.  La Guardia was tightly connected to all of the workings of the city.  It was common for him to go … Continue reading…

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Words Your Kids Need to Hear

07-02-14-POD

Take a minute and think about the words you’ve been saying to your kids lately. Are they building them up or tearing them down? Encouraging and validating their identity or lowering their self-esteem? In his book, Words Kids Need to Hear, David Staal shares seven statements you need to … Continue reading…

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5 Ways to Teach Children Self-Discipline

06-18-14-POD

“With self-discipline most anything is possible.” – Theodore Roosevelt From a parenting perspective, it is very important to counteract what our children are exposed to with lessons of exerting will over want. Recently my daughter made a promise to not eat any meat for a period of five weeks. … Continue reading…

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