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Tone – The Verbal Expression of Our Feelings

Pam Dunn writes in her soon-to-be published book that your tone of voice reveals how you are really feeling. Enjoy this excerpt from "It's Time to Look Inside- to see yourself and everyone through the lens of magnificence" and consider how your tone affects your children and parenting.

By |January 16th, 2014|Blog, Parenting Support|Comments Off on Tone – The Verbal Expression of Our Feelings

Press Your Pause Button: How to Keep Calm when Kids Press Your Buttons

In this video clip from the TEDxAFC Conference in San Diego, California, Parenting Expert Susie Walton tells us how to center ourselves when our children (or anyone in life) challenges our patience: Press you Pause Button! This is a great parenting tip for frustrated parents!

By |January 11th, 2013|Blog, Parenting Support|Comments Off on Press Your Pause Button: How to Keep Calm when Kids Press Your Buttons

How Kids Can Play Outside Safely When You Don’t Live in a Great Neighborhood

Letting our kids play outside has numerous benefits to their health and cognitive development. How can working parents fit in playing outside, especially when they don't live in great neighborhoods?

By |March 13th, 2012|Ages 4-7, Ages 8-12, FAPQ, Parenting Support|Comments Off on How Kids Can Play Outside Safely When You Don’t Live in a Great Neighborhood

When a Family Pet Dies

The loss of a pet can be the first real experience with dying your child has. How do you support your child while they grieve and mourn, and how do you help them move on?

By |March 10th, 2012|FAPQ, Parenting Support|Comments Off on When a Family Pet Dies

When You Can’t Invite Everyone to Your Child’s Birthday Party

For whatever reason, sometimes you can't invite everyone in your child's class or on his or her sports team to a birthday celebration.  How do you prepare you child for the possible hurt feelings and tension this may create with those friends that aren't invited?

By |March 8th, 2012|Ages 13-18, Ages 4-7, Ages 8-12, FAPQ, Parenting Support, School|Comments Off on When You Can’t Invite Everyone to Your Child’s Birthday Party

Going Back to Work after Baby

How do new moms cope with having to go back to work after having a baby? Here are some tips to ease the separation anxiety that many new mothers experience.

By |March 8th, 2012|Ages 0-3, FAPQ, Parenting Support|Comments Off on Going Back to Work after Baby

How Do I Get My Son to Do His Chores without Nagging?

Kids hate hearing us nag them to do their chores just about as much as we hate nagging them. How can we get our kids to do chores without being a nag?

By |February 24th, 2012|FAPQ, Parenting Support|Comments Off on How Do I Get My Son to Do His Chores without Nagging?

Sending the Right Message About Snacking to My Children

When we parents are dealing with our own issues about something, we often project those issues onto our kids. In this case, a mom asks for guidance on how to approach the issue of food with her two very different kids.

By |February 13th, 2012|FAPQ, Meal Times, Parenting Support|Comments Off on Sending the Right Message About Snacking to My Children

Should We Let Grandparents Overpraise Our Kids?

Grandparents love to spoil their grandchildren, if not with presents than with lots of praise. Should we let grandparents overpraise our kids?

By |February 4th, 2012|FAPQ, Parenting Support|Comments Off on Should We Let Grandparents Overpraise Our Kids?

Tween Is Starting to Roll Her Eyes at Me!

Do you get frustrated when your tween or teen rolls their eyes at you? How should parents react to the tween and teen "attitude"?

By |January 27th, 2012|Ages 13-18, Ages 8-12, FAPQ, Parenting Support|Comments Off on Tween Is Starting to Roll Her Eyes at Me!