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  1. The Childhood Years
    5 year old screaming "STOP" over and over makes it impossible to communicate I have a five year old girl. Things will be going just fine until I say it's time for bed. She curls up, screams, stomps, and shouts "STOP!" for no reason. To be clear, I'm just standing far away, not doing anything...
  2. Family Life
    Fine: the worst answer parents hear when asking their kids, "How was your day?" As parents, we dread the monosyllabic responses such as fine, nothing, good. If we want to really know how our kids' days unfolded, we need to ask better questions. Drawing details out of our kids can be a daunting...
  3. Pregnancy & Birth
    The days and weeks after a baby is born are full of bliss and adjustment. Many factors affect how parents experience this introduction into parenthood. It is common for couples to process and adjust separately, but with good communication, this can be a time of bonding for the whole family. I...
  4. Gentle Discipline
    Through the process of communication, parents and children express their needs, desires, worries and also their love and affection for each other. In order to have good relationships, we need effective communication. Communication can be both passive and active. Passive is the art of...
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