How to Turn Your High Energy 3 Year-Old Into a Better Listener
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How to Turn Your High Energy 3 Year-Old Into a Better Listener

Inside: A simple strategy when your 3 year is out of control, ignoring you and flat out not listening. Post contains affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I may earn a small commission at no extra cost to you. I was awake for only 15 minutes, and I was already dealing with…

How to Stop a Power Struggle in Public without Bribing, Threatening or Yelling
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How to Stop a Power Struggle in Public without Bribing, Threatening or Yelling

I don’t know why a trip to the grocery store with my oldest always results in a public temper tantrum, but it does. For the longest time, he would exhibit something close to a mental breakdown over the kiddie shopping carts. Whomever invented those is the bane of my existence. My son is a strong-willed…

One Genius Phrase Every Parent Needs When Their Kids Says, “I Can’t.”
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One Genius Phrase Every Parent Needs When Their Kids Says, “I Can’t.”

Inside: Learn one phrase that will help you build problem solving skills in kids this school year. If your child says, “I can’t” or wants to give up, this is the best response. I took two sips of coffee, sat on the couch and immediately noticed my strong-willed child creeping down the stairs. The scowl…

10 Powerful Responses When Your Child Whines or Complains
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10 Powerful Responses When Your Child Whines or Complains

Learn how to respond to your complaining child using “wants” and “wishes” phrases. Free printable list with the positive parenting phrases to stop a whining child.  I arrived at my daughter’s daycare in the afternoon to pick her up. My son was with me, and as he exited the car, he picked up a gnarly-looking 5-pound rock. I…

One Simple Phrase That Will Get Your Kids to Cooperate
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One Simple Phrase That Will Get Your Kids to Cooperate

I felt increasingly anxious about leaving the house on time. My kids don’t do well when they are rushed, and considering we went to bed late the night before, we started our morning routine about 30 minutes later than usual. I ran around like I was operating a NASCAR pit stop. Pack lunches. Check. Feed kids breakfast….

8 Remarkable Phrases to Help You Raise a Grateful Child
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8 Remarkable Phrases to Help You Raise a Grateful Child

Inside this post: Learn how to raise a grateful child using eight key phrases that go beyond the basics of “please” and “thank you.” Learn how to make kids listen and appreciate all you do. You put so much into your kids. You pour yourself out to connect with your kids. There is rarely a part…