Sep 142014
 
The Favorite Child is Less Likely to Use Drugs and Alcohol

At book club recently, we discussed what it’s like to be the favorite child. I wish I’d seen this research then – it shows that parental favoritism is linked to drug and alcohol use (and if you’re using drugs and alcohol, you’re flirting with addiction). If your parents have a favorite child, they may be

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May 202013
 
How to Teach Your Kids to be Independent

At what age can you start teaching your children independence? Find out here – these parenting tips are from Angela England, founder of Untrained Housewife and author of Backyard Farming on an Acre (More or Less). “Our children are tough, resilient, and creative because we encourage them to try new things,” says Angela. “My husband

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May 132013
 
How to Help Your Kids Cope With Stress

What is stressing your kids out? Here are three common sources of stress, plus practical tips parents can use to help kids cope with stress. These tips are from Sandra Blackard of the Language of Listening®. “I believe the top three sources of stress for children of any age are external pressure to perform, too little

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Aug 162011
 
What to Do When Your Daughter Says She Hates You

These tips on what to do when your daughter says “I hate you” will help mothers cope. I interviewed psychologists, therapists, and parenting experts on coping when your daughter says she hates you. Parenting a Teen Girl: A Crash Course on Conflict, Communication and Connection with Your Teenage Daughter by Lucie Hemmen is an excellent resource

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Mar 062011
 
Dysfunctional Families - 5 Tips for Solving Family Problems

If your family is dysfunctional, these tips for solving family problems will help you create a happier, healthier home life. Do you feel dissatisfied with family life? Do you find yourself spending less and less time with your spouse and kids? Or avoiding extended family members? You’re not alone. Families are complex, and having a happy

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Apr 252010
 
Giving Teens an Allowance – Money Management Tips for Parents

These tips for giving teens an allowance are from a money expert whose job revolves around giving money management tips to parents and kids! A parent asked me about giving her 13 year old teenager $50 a week for an allowance. Since I’m no expert on teens and money management, I asked the creator of KidsSave for

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