Learning to Embrace my Highly Sensitive Child

I noticed the signs early on.  When my daughter was 18 months old, she once cried watching an episode of Mickey Mouse because a hungry baby Goofy burst into tears. Even as a young child, she never took a toy from another kid.

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How to Create a Peaceful Home

I truly believe that peace on earth starts at home, and that's why my website and my books have one focus, to promote peace in families. Peace must begin inward – we must first find peace in ourselves.

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10 Ways to Connect With Your Child

Being deeply connected to our children is the key to emotional health, cooperation, influence, and peaceful homes, but staying connected in the hustle and bustle of daily life can be challenging. We have to be intentional about our relationships with them now if want these relationships to flourish for years to come.

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A Solution to Redshirting: Break Up Classrooms

Research shows that older children in a given classroom outperform younger ones.  With some older children as much as a year ahead in age of their younger counterparts, older students have a leg up by simple laws of biology.

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To Redshirt or Not: 10 Things to Consider

Do you have a child born close to the kindergarten cut-off date?  You may be one of many parents in the throes of deciding whether or not to hold your child back from kindergarten until he reaches 6 years of age.  Rest assured, you’re not alone.

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Solutions for Sibling Rivalry

If you're like me, you dreamed that your children would be best friends from the start. It's both heartbreaking and frustrating when your children fight and squabble with each other, but there are things you can do (and not do) to help build their relationships with each other.

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Missed Connections?

Much has been made of the social consequences of children growing up with phones attached to their ears, but should parents worry about physical risks, too?

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Top 5 Behaviors That Cause Parents to Lose Their Cool: #1 Aggression

At last we have made it to the number one most frustrating behavior that causes parents to lose their cool. Aggressive behavior.

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It's Your Call

It’s a founding precept of childhood: younger kids race constantly to catch up with older siblings. This means wearing the same clothes, watching the same shows, and clamoring for the same freedoms that their more seasoned counterparts enjoy.

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Top 5 Behaviors That Cause Parents to Lose Their Cool: #2 Whining

The countdown continues to the top behavior that makes parents want to scream. So far, I've covered numbers 5 through 3 on the list: Back talk, tantrums, and not listening. Coming in as the second most frustrating behavior is whining.

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