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Some of you are already sending your kids back to school – in person and online. Every fall, I’m delighted to see kids in excited anticipation heading back to school. Plus, and I’m sure this makes you happy too, I love seeing all of my friends and their kids grow a year older, declare dreams, […]

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Heading Back To School With Grace

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Well, given the response to last week’s post,  it appears to have met a need that we all have – guidance. My hope (and that of my guest contributor, Dr. Kristin Valerius) was to offer guidance and perspective in a way that allowed all of you to focus on comprehensive information without as much fear. Don’t […]

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Back to School Answers and a New Tool

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Hello friends, Just as I finished up writing how to reset summer, emails, DM’s and posts are flooding every inbox with a cry for help around how to answer the question – What about school this fall?  Some of you have to make decisions within weeks while others have a month or so. Regardless, the decisions […]

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School: The 25K Question

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First of all, if you’re NEW to my blog, welcome! I’m glad you’re here! Second, if you haven’t had a chance to watch last week’s Facebook live about how to identify your parenting style, check it out here – it was a huge hit! This week, I’ll be breaking it down more on Facebook, so stay tuned. Next, keep […]

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Positive Discipline with a Twist: Ruptures and Repairs

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What is unconditional love? It’s the idea that the relationship between the child and the primary attachment figure (be that mom, dad, or another caregiver) is always available. Love is present, no matter what – the relationship will not be removed or threatened at any time. A few key points that I lay out to parents: Separate your love and relationship […]

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Unconditional Love Part 4

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Let’s talk about “enoughness” as it applies to parenting and how we feel about ourselves as parents. We receive SO many messages about the right way to parent our children. But what if I told you, you’re already enough? The bulk of parenting is simply about showing up. And I truly mean that! You are enough for your child. […]

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Unconditional Love Part 3

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Some parents worry that if they love their child unconditionally, it means that the child can “get away with anything.” Not true! You can still have expectations for your child AND love him/her unconditionally. Unconditional love means – “I will love you no matter what you do or how you behave. I will never remove my love or relationship from you.” There are no “love withdrawals or relationship withdrawals” that take […]

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Unconditional Love Part 2

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Over 1,000 engagements on social media….and several “shares.” This tells me people are hungry to be reminded of this message from Wes Angelozzi: It’s one of the core assumptions I teach to parents, providers & teachers – unconditional love. We all get stuck here, especially those who’ve not received it in their childhood. But it can transform […]

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Unconditional Love Part 1

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First of all, thank you so much to ALL OF YOU who responded to the last blog post– I felt the love! I’m going to incorporate all of your questions throughout this series but especially during Week Five – Reader Spotlights and Questions. So keep your comments and emails coming!! Second, I promised you some great […]

Positive Discipline

Positive Discipline with a Twist- Reframing Discipline

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