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Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

By Marissa Stephens, Parent Coach

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Earlier this week, we wrote about celebrating success with your family. But what if things suddenly seem to be getting worse? Don’t panic. Setbacks are a normal but difficult part of the change process. With a good plan, you’ll get through these tough times and back to celebrating more success. Here are some tips for when you... Read more »

Are You Doing Better Than You Think?

By Denise Rowden, Parent Coach

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It’s easy for parents to skip over some accomplishments and jump right to the next thing – the undone dishes, the afternoon homework battle – but learning to identify and celebrate your family’s success, even if it’s small, can really help to create positive momentum and lead to lasting change. Maybe this is the first morning... Read more »

Feeling unappreciated?

By Marissa Stephens, Parent Coach

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After a long day at work, you come home exhausted. The chores you asked your child to do aren’t done — again. He comes up with excuse after excuse, and you’ve had enough. Feeling frustrated and unappreciated, you blurt out, “I work hard so I can put food on the table and clothes on your back,... Read more »

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Holiday Stress: Should You Cancel Christmas?

By Darlene Beaulieu, Parent Coach

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It’s here: the most wonderful time of year. Trees are trimmed, music fills the air and hearts swell with gratitude. While many are out shopping, wrapping gifts and enjoying the holiday whirlwind, you feel conflicted. Your child’s behavior goes beyond the “naughty list” and normal consequences aren’t working. You want your child to know you mean business.... Read more »

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What’s Wrong With My Family?

By Darlene Beaulieu, Parent Coach

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On the inside, parents are often full of worry and concern for their children, their relationships and their own well-being. Sometimes we compare these emotions that we feel inside to how we see other families on the outside. We always seem to look worse. We engage in negative thinking, hold ourselves to unrealistic standards and... Read more »

The Importance of Following Through

By Denise Rowden, Parent Coach

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Waking your kid up for school can be a nightmare. He sleeps in until the last minute. Over breakfast, he fights to stay awake. He’s late to school because he’s “too tired to go.” The whole day starts off on the wrong foot! Exasperated, you try to set limits... “From now on, bedtime starts an hour earlier. That... Read more »

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