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Red Alert On Resolutions - Make Progress, Not Promises (EXPERT)
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Red Alert On Resolutions - Make Progress, Not Promises (EXPERT)

  A lot is written about resolutions.  My first thought is, DON'T MAKE THEM (but we won't really go there).  Most of us set out with lofty, admirable goals, and, quite frankly, without a clear way to accomplish them.  Time passes, and with it our good intentions lose momentum.  All too often, a feeling of guilt sets in.  "How difficult is it to...?" you ask yourself.  "I'm a smart person.  At work I am more than com

How could the government save money?
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How could the government save money?

With so many cuts and changes taking place we are all feeling the strain. Its always a controversial debate when we discuss where the government could make savings and I wonder why the actual government never looks at these areas.

2 Reasons Why Time-Outs Don’t Work
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2 Reasons Why Time-Outs Don’t Work

Failed time-outs can be a huge source of frustration for parents and teachers, making them question their skills and abilities, and leading to the belief that they need to escalate severity to get consequences to work. This can easily result in stronger and stronger reprimands, lectures, and even yelling, along with more and more drastic and punitive consequences. This is typically a recipe for disaster. There is a much better way. Really understanding why time-outs don’t work is the place to begin.

Family Magic Begins In This Room (EXPERT)
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Family Magic Begins In This Room (EXPERT)

There is a magical room in your home. In this room people learn, grow, speak, listen, think, make choices, accomplish, laugh, cry, prepare, clean, play... and, oh yes, eat. It is your kitchen and it is a space where people and relationships can blossom and thrive. How many of you are enjoying the magic that occurs here?  

4 Ways to Propel Success in Challenging Children
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4 Ways to Propel Success in Challenging Children

So many kind and thoughtful parents are trying so hard to simply have a lovingly positive impact on their child, only to see the child slip further and further into the realm of being “challenging.” This is so prevalent, even among the best and brightest parents. Difficult child behavior comprises a quiet epidemic – the kind that brings so many to their knees.

Why To Discipline But Never Punish Your Kids
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Why To Discipline But Never Punish Your Kids

Suppose your child has left Legos all over the living room again!  Can you picture the chaos? Can you feel yourself become frustrated immediately?  Are your shoulders  instantly stiffening just thinking about the scene and the consequences?  And this was just pretend.  What happens when you are right in the midst of inappropriate behavior? Ponder What Discipline Really Means

Propel Your Child To Greatness With A New Approach
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Propel Your Child To Greatness With A New Approach

There is a quiet despair among so many loving, smart, and deeply caring parents. They so desire to see their children manifest their greatness, to use their intensity well instead of having it go awry, and too often they see their best efforts to inspire respectful and responsible choices slip away to further levels of frustration.

How to Protect Your Heart During the Holidays
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How to Protect Your Heart During the Holidays

What is the most stressed part of your body during holiday gatherings? At first response you may say stomach. As we delve deeper the most active or stressed organs during these gatherings is our heart and mind. That’s why it’s so important to plan with the diligence what we are going to: say, do and feel during these intimate interactions.

Single, Female and The Master Year
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Single, Female and The Master Year

Today was a hallmark birthday for me. I turned an age that the numerology folk call the master number. The master number is one where both digits in your age are the same. Such as 11, 22, and for me, 33. It's hard to believe that I am 33. What happened to Sweet 16? I remember that day like it was today. Except my 16th birthday was not the day after a U.S. Election. My mind trips at the thought that I'm now old enough to be the mother of a 16-year-old had I been 16 and pregnant.

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Autumn is a beautiful season to enjoy together.
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10 Ways To Make Time For Family This Fall

Leaves falling, soccer balls, pumpkins, football jerseys, sweatshirts, crisp air ... all indicators that autumn in full swing. While parents are busy driving from activity to activity and kids are getting back into the school rhythm, we often forget how to connect as families, so here are some ideas.

The Kardashians Go To Therapy: What We Can Learn [EXPERT]
How well does your family communicate?
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The Kardashians Go To Therapy: What We Can Learn

The family's innermost emotions and struggles came to light as they met with Dr. Nicki J. Monti, family therapist. Dr. Monti utilized the systems approach of family therapy to best understand the entire system of the family and how each individual member is impacted by the larger family system.

5 Tips For Traveling With Teenagers [EXPERT]
It's time for the best family vacation ever!
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5 Tips For Traveling With Teenagers

Traveling with your teen doesn't have to be a bust because with a little preparation, traveling together can be something the entire family can look forward to. Before you plan and pack up though, you'll want to be sure to avoid any triggers that can turn a potentially terrific vacation into a terrible one.