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  • “Confidence shared is better than confidence only in yourself.” —Coach Mike Krzyzewski, Duke University Head Coach

    What is important to us as a family/team/group?

    While your family is gathered this Thanksgiving, take the opportunity to get to know each other better and strengthen your family relationships. Family Activity What is important to us as a family/team/group? Directions: Have each member take a few minutes to fill out the worksheet (download the PDF) and then share your answers with each [More...]

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    Tips from Parents

    We share some more good advice from fellow parents of teens. Do you have advice to share? Email me at phardy@hyde.edu and we will include your tips in future articles. Show them your support.  “Encourage and support your children.  When they fail, don’t dwell on it but on the contrary ask them what they learned [More...]

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    Arguing with my Daughter

      In this Moms Roundtable, myself and fellow parenting coaches Claire Grant and Mary Moore discuss the issue of what to do when your teen argues with you every time you tell them “no.” Among the three of us, we have raised ten children and helped thousands of parents of teens in our professional lives [More...]

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  • Whatever you would have your children become, strive to exhibit in your own lives and conversation. Quote by Lydia H. Sigourney

    Quotation by Lydia H. Sigourney

    Norwich, CT native Lydia H. Sigourney (1791-1865) was a popular American poet in her time. She married a wealthy widower with three children, and went on to have five children of her own (three of who sadly died in infancy). We can conclude that from her experience raising five children she intuitively discovered the tenth [More...]

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    My Children’s Potential

    If you were to ask me what I most want for my children, my response would be similar to that of the majority of parents: I want my children to be good people—honest, hard working, and courageous. I want them to care about others, rely on their communities for support and encouragement, but also be [More...]

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    Moms Roundtable: Respecting a Stepparent

      In this Moms Roundtable, myself and fellow parenting coaches Claire Grant and Mary Moore discuss how to get a child to respect their stepparent. Having grown up with a stepfather myself, I can understand the struggles that go along with mom bringing someone new into the family. Among the three of us, we have [More...]

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