Parenting Advice

Parenting Tips from Grandma Jo

My Grandma Jo has quickly become a memorable figure from my live school assembly. She loves, she dishes wisdom, and (most of all) Grandma don't play!  In this special interview Grandma talks about what it was like to watch her grandson face bullying at school. Her...

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What Do I Do If My Kid is a Bully?

Dealing with bullying is never fun.  While most parents fear that their kid will be the victim of bullying, some find out that their child's negative behavior has found them labeled as the school "bully".  If you get this news, as a parent, you may find yourself...

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How Do I Make My Kids Behave in Public

I was recently traumatized while out to eat with some friends as I watched a small child torment her parents.  In minutes, I watched a child who was not getting her way turn a small fit into a full-on a chase around the entire restaurant, including a parent in hot...

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Balancing Indoor and Outdoor Time

As much as kids and parents may buck the schedule, there's no doubt that establishing some structure during your week, can ease everyone's anxiety and give you things to look forward to.  One thing that's important to put on the calendar is outside time.   Recently I...

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Cultivating Your Child’s Passion

Every kid has dreams, talents, and passions.  One of the greatest opportunities as a parent is the ability to cheer your child on and help the grow to accomplish their goals. Listening to "The Warning" from Monterrey, Mexico makes me wonder what involvement their...

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Helping Kids Learn Coping Skills

It's true that coping skills are becoming a popular topic of conversation, as we seek to reduce stress and find our happy places, once again.  In an era where adult coloring has become a fad and millenials are opening coffee shops where you can pet cats while sipping...

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Parenting Lessons from Wal Mart

I have to admit that when I first started in the social work field, I would occasionally visit Wal Mart to gather illustrations on parenting.  The people were always there and the demonstrations never disappointed.  Before you call me creepy, recognize that you do...

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How to Manage Your Emotions

It's the holiday season and, among the hustle and bustle are a few extra opportunities to get your feathers ruffled.  Stress levels during "the most wonderful time of the year" tend to be at all-time high.  As you prepare for many family gatherings, prepare food,...

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