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Is it OK to resort to trickery? Absolutely!
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Is It OK To Trick My Kids Into Doing What I Want?

Let's be honest. When it comes to listening and following the rules, it's pretty much ingrained in your children's genes to make things harder for you. It's not their job to readily agree that you know what is best for them — they just have to do it. When you can't seem to breakthrough to them, is it OK to resort to trickery?

The Act of Service and Love
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The Act of Service and Love

Have you ever lost a relationship because of something that you didn’t do? Did your relationship end because one party didn’t feel appreciated? Most of us begrudgingly walk around the house doing “chores” because we have to. How many of us actually commit acts of service though? Have you ever tried thinking about the things that you do as a way of showing your feelings rather than chores?

Parenting Tips: How Can I Become A Better Parent?
Be honest about wanting to spend time with your kids.
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What Tips Can Make Me A Better Parent?

Parenting expert Tammy Nelson is joined by experts Rhona Berens, Miriam Kove, Barbara Becker Holstein and Tara Kennedy Klein to provide tips that will help parents better understand their kids, as well as help them better communicate their parental wants and needs.

Connecting with my son
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Connecting with my son

I was out with my wife and son (and dog) last night visiting a friend. We left at around 8pm and my son was hungry and my wife was tired so my son and I walked to our favorite local Mexican on 104th and Lex, El Paso Taqueria. We sat down and of course, he asked for my phone. I said no and that I wanted to know how his first couple of weeks of school have been. He gave the standard one-word responses and told me he’d rather talk about Legends, the new App he downloaded on my iPhone.

What is Your Style?
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What is Your Style?

Generally, there are three types parenting that we tend to exhibit with our kids. Depending on our own family of origin we have either taken on the style of our own parents or swung the other way. Much of what we see as parents today is a pendulum swing away from the way we were raised. Who is to say when the pendulum will swing back if it ever does? In the meantime the following are three styles that may be familiar to you.

Parenting: How To Let Go When Your Kid Grows Up
"I wasn't ready to let my oldest go so easily."
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A Mom's Biggest Struggle: Letting Go When Your Kid Grows Up

It's something every mother goes through: We have to not only let them go, but be let go by them. When it came to work meetings, a date, their first day at school, I was OK with all that because I was the one doing all the leaving. I was the one letting go. But I learned quickly that being on the "let go" side is a whole different predicament.