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I do 95% of the parenting – 10 ways to get more support from my partner?

I do 95% of the parenting – 10 ways to get more support from my partner?

I think we can all agree that parenting solo is hard work.  But what if you feel like you are parenting solo, even though you are in a stable romantic relationship?  Parenting without the support of your partner can be exhausting, stressful, frustrating and lonely. So what can be done? 1.   Start by considering honestly and without blame, how you came to be doing 95% of the parenting. Does your partner agree that you do the majority of the parenting? Or does your partner think that he or she is putting in a fair share?  Are expectations around gender roles a factor?  ...

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Empower kids to listen effectively and really hear what the other person is saying

Empower kids to listen effectively and really hear what the other person is saying

Communication is a vital part of creating and maintaining relationships.  Now that your children are clear on how to achieve what they want with positive effective behaviors and how to express their wishes, they need to be able to really hear and effectively listen to what the other person (sibling or other) is telling them.   Have you ever had the experience of talking to your child and getting no answer?  If you have kids between 4 and 20, I know that has happened to you!  Inevitably, a few minutes later you get a delayed response as though they only ...

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Yes, kids suffer from anxiety too, 4 steps to help

Yes, kids suffer from anxiety too, 4 steps to help

Kids suffer from anxiety.  They do.  The type of things they worry about might not be a ‘biggy’ to us adults, but to them, from their perspective, they are definitely things to worry about! The first job for us to do as parents is not to dismiss them! Keeping their perspective in mind is a big key to helping them manage their anxiety. When anxiety moves into their little bodies, they are basically experiencing the fear response.  While we might have an understanding of what anxiety feels like, we sometimes forget that children haven’t had as long as us to ...

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Turning sibling rivalry into something beneficial Part 2: Empowering kids to own their feelings and communicate what they “really want”

Turning sibling rivalry into something beneficial Part 2:  Empowering kids to own their feelings and communicate what they “really want”

Are you using the 4 simple steps to focus your children’s energy into identifying and solving the real problem? Are they positively achieving what they want without resorting to the unwanted sibling conflict?   Now that your children have clarity about what they want and how they can get it, you can teach them the valuable life lesson of how to communicate what they want from their siblings (or anyone else for that matter) without laying blame or causing the other person to get mad and upset.  Yes, this really is possible and it is an extremely worthwhile lesson for adults too.   When a ...

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How To Raise Happy And Healthy Kids

How To Raise Happy And Healthy Kids

When I ask parents in our online community, ‘What’s raising kids all about? Why are you doing it? What are you trying to achieve?’ The answer is normally, ‘We’re trying to raise happy, healthy kids. We want our kids to be decent human beings.’ But when we are knee deep in family life, it can be difficult to keep an eye on the bigger picture. We are so focused on everything that needs to be done in our never-ending to-do list, and we’re responding to the daily dramas that inevitably arise throughout the day. But keeping an eye on the bigger picture ...

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