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3 questions to ask yourself to avoid being a "helicopter parent"

Why helicopter parenting isn't effective and what to do instead

Great read for everyone! I don't ever want to be a control freak helicopter parent!

The Importance of Showing Empathy - "Just because you recognize and understand a child’s behavior doesn’t mean you have to agree with it. It simply is acknowledging and trying to understand and label the emotions they experience."

The Importance of Showing Empathy

Sometimes life gets overwhelming. We feel out of control as parents. Having a mantra can help us focus and feel more grounded. Do you have a parenting mantra? What would you add?

Struggling with toddler listening? Avoid these 3 phrases to see results from day one. This is so helpful for toddlers and parents. via @lauren9098

3 Parenting Phrases I Quit Using to Improve Toddler Listening

Struggling with toddler listening? Avoid these 3 phrases to see results from day one. This is so helpful for toddlers and parents. via @lauren9098

This is a very sensitive topic, but this is a real addiction and a real threat for our children. Teaching children about pornography is a very hard thing to do, but if done correctly, it can help them stay away from this temptation.  First of all, you need to understand that when I taught my... Read More »

Teaching Our Children About the Dangers of Pornography

Parent article: Tips from a Typical Mom: Teaching our children about the dangers of pornography

The Best Parenting Tips of 2014. Peaceful parenting solutions to help you avoid power struggles, meltdowns, and to stop yelling all together...plus much much more.

The Best Parenting Tips of 2014

The Best Parenting Tips of Peaceful parenting solutions to help you avoid power struggles, meltdowns, and to stop yelling all together. Best Parenting Tips, Ways to be a better parent

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American parents like to tell their kids they're smart. But that kind of praise works against kids. Make your child a better student with this magic phrase.

The Powerful Phrase That Will Turn Your Kid Into an Amazing Student

Here’s the Secret Phrase to Turn Your Kid Into an Amazing Student -- "You worked really hard". Source 93892 about smarts vs effort, fixed mindset vs growth mindset and how focusing on kids being "smart" actually sets them up for failure.

Having a rough day with your kids? Try this to reset it!

One Simple Way to Reset Their Bad Day

Having a rough day with your kids? Try this to reset it! I think this will solve most issues a lot of days. We all get so busy with the day to day hustle that we forget to make our kiddos feel special

Love this list of parenting tips on how to be a playful, silly, goofy mom! I totally need to have more fun with my kids.

55 Ways to Be the Silly, Fun, Playful Parent You've Always Wanted to Be

I thought I had motherhood figured out... and then I had kids. This is the biggest mistake I've made as a mom, and you might be making it too.

I thought I had motherhood figured out. and then I had kids. This is the biggest mistake I've made as a mom, and you might be making it too - repeating yourself to the point you have taught your kids they don't have to listen to you!

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