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30Nov No Comments
Family Consistency

Family Consistency

We've said it for years, "Consistency is the key!" You can set expectations, determine consequences, and set up plans. All of these things can be in place but if no one actually follows through consistently it won't work. Kids need...

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16Nov No Comments
Family Expectations

Family Expectations

Are your family expectations realistic? Are you hoping for the impossible? As you spend the month of November focusing on #Family, you can get even clearer about what you are wanting to see happening on a daily, or weekly basis,...

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[VIDEO] Making amends

[VIDEO] Making amends

Teaching your kids to make amends is more than simply asking them to say "I'm sorry". Julie and Gail discuss the four steps in helping parenting teach their child to make amends. 1. Own it. 2. Fix the problem. 3....

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19May No Comments
Too busy to read this??

Too busy to read this??

We know that kids live what they learn and learn what they live. Kids learn excuses from the world around them; from their friends and from their parents. We know that prevailing culture dictates that the current status symbol, available...

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12May No Comments
But....I don't know

But….I don’t know

"But...What?!....I dunno!" The excuses continue. "But," you say, "How can but or what be an excuse? And what if someone really doesn't know?" In reality, these everyday, mild-mannered words are not always excuses. However, when emitted from the lips of...

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Are you too tired to parent?

Are you too tired to parent?

This month, we are getting clear about our Top 5 Excuses - these are the ones we hear most from parents and kids when we are working with families or giving presentations. Excuses are everywhere. They provide a reason to...

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21May No Comments
Do your kids really hear you?

Do your kids really hear you?

It can feel so frustrating! Once again, (How many times is it this week?) you walk into the house to find that the task they said they would do remains undone. Launching into an eloquent, well-rehearsed tirade beginning with your...

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22Jan No Comments
What's the payoff?

What’s the payoff?

Excuses are out there. If we know about them, why do we keep using them? The Payoff: When we use excuses, we don't need to get real...we don't need to own it. We don't have to admit our faults or...

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15Jan No Comments
Where do excuses come from?

Where do excuses come from?

Did you find any excuses? As you opened your awareness last week, did you find any excuses popping up in your family? Were they true? The excuses we heard the most from parents this week were: I'm really busy... I...

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Our theme for 2015 is OWN IT!

Our theme for 2015 is OWN IT!

We're all humans, making choices; many that we've never made before. SO...we are going to succeed and we are going to fail - 50:50. Great, let's own the success and let's own the failure because that is where we learn...

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21Jul No Comments
Parents – Get rid of excuses!

Parents – Get rid of excuses!

Excuses – we hear them more and more frequently. We hear them from parents explaining why they can’t do something, and we hear them from parents about their kids: He was sick during tryouts, that’s why he didn’t make the...

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