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Averting Crisis: Handling Your Child’s Temper Tantrums

Humans vs. Objects I recently read a book by The Arbinger Institute, called The Anatomy of Peace. In this book, parents bring their “troubled” children to the institute to be “fixed”, only to find that they each needed some fixing themselves. The parents needed to learn how to appropriately deal with conflict. They were told […]

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3 Ways Empathy Can Help Your Kids

Today, everything seems to be going right for once. You successfully gave your daughter a bath, you let her choose her favorite outfit, and you even got in some quality play-time! Things are looking pretty good. But then, disaster strikes! Or at least, that’s what your daughter seems to think. She’s perfectly happy one minute, […]

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“You Can’t Go…”

My 15-year-old son, David, was supposed to leave for Washington D.C. on a band field trip at 5 a.m. the next day.  One of his responsibilities before he left was to pull the weeds in the garden.  When he had been assigned this job two weeks before, the garden didn’t look too bad and the […]

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