The Prodigy Myth

If your child shows flashes of natural ability in a certain subject, sport or creative endeavor, how do you keep up the momentum?  On the flip side, if your child isn’t immediately awesome at something new, how much do you push them to practice so they can see the fruits of their labor? As parents,

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Decoding Your Child

Often, it holds true that in relationships, opposites attract.  In my own marriage, my husband is a confident and strong leader who relies on logic to make his decisions in life and in the business world.  I generally shun leadership roles and live my life based almost solely on emotions.  We are an excellent balance

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The Goal of Acceptance

Parenting is a chock-full of life lessons.  One of the biggest lessons any of us can learn through the parenting process is acceptance.  Acceptance of what is, of the loss of what used to be and of letting go of what will never be. My oldest son runs fast.  From a young age, his speed

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That’s Questionable

In the world of business, there is an art to being successful.  The same holds true for parenting.  Business models are great as they offer practical applications for managing relationships.  Often, these applications can easily translate into family dynamics.  The QBQ (question behind the question) is one such business model.  The creator of QBQ created

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Chill Out Box: A Mindfulness Tool for Anxious Kids

If you’ve got a kiddo who’s prone to anxiety or gets easily overwhelmed, try out this easy at-home strategy for calming. It’s a preplanned kit with coping skills galore. To make your very own Chill Out Box start by gathering your child’s favorite comfort items. Make sure your child gets to help choose things for

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