You know that it’s a good idea to start early to save for your kids’ college, but what if your budget just doesn’t allow for that right now? Are there other things you can do so that you’re ready when dormitory move-in day comes? To talk about what parents can do to prepare for the…

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You’ll probably be making decisions soon about the activities your child will be doing this summer. Will your kids be going to summer camps? Will you sign them up for swimming lessons? Will your kids be playing on sports teams this summer? As you consider what your kids will be doing this summer, there’s one…

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Do your kids drag their feet in the morning? Are you often repeating the same commands over and over again to get them out the door on time? Do you leave the house frazzled most mornings? If you start your days stressed because your kids can’t seem to cooperate in the morning, let me share…

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I had the pleasure recently of meeting with Jessica Rosenberg, an experienced yoga instructor and national speaker. I had read that sometimes yoga poses such as donkey pose and jumping tree can help tame a child’s anger. I wanted to talk with Jessica about the benefits of kids’ yoga. One of the reasons that I…

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Here are My Top 5 Picks: #1: What to Expect the Toddler Years By Arlene Eisenberg, Heidi E. Murkoff and Sandee E. Hathaway We’ve all heard the phrase: “Kids Don’t Come with a Manual.” And, this is so true! The “What to Expect” series”(With books on pregnancy, the 1st year, the 2nd year, and the…

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Heather Brown of WCCO-TV recently asked me whether it’s OK to bribe your kids to get good behavior for her “Good Question” segment. I think it’s a good question, too, and would love your opinion! When you give your child an incentive i.e. reward to behave well, does it feel like a “bribe?” Please share…

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During the holiday season most children’s attention goes to making their list and checking it twice. They can’t wait to open presents and play with all their new toys. Perhaps this holiday season you’d like to inspire your child to think of others first and then carry this theme of giving throughout the new year?…

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Many parents today are worried about their children being self-centered and growing up with a sense of entitlement… with good reason. Researchers at the University of San Diego report a 30% increase in “narcissism” in incoming college freshmen. We live in a child-centered culture and we need to take steps to counteract the culture of…

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Most kids LOVE Halloween and can’t wait to get out trick or treating. Take a few minutes now to review safety rules no matter how old your child is. On average, twice as many kids are killed while walking on Halloween than on any other day of the year. These tips from the American Academy…

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So how do you feel about disciplining your kids? Do you hate it? Does your stomach knot up inside? Do you avoid it sometimes because you’re afraid your child will have a fit? Do you view it as a necessary evil? We have to discipline our kids every day. So, it’s important to have the…

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