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  • Productive attitudes, getting your family's ducks in a row

    Boredom on the job: preparing kids for the real world.

    By Guest Blogger FERN WEIS Parenting Coach   Every child has said, “This is boring.” Wait until they show up for work! It’s not all creativity, fun and games. (If I had a nickle for every student who asked me to make activities ‘fun’, I’d be rolling in nickles.) Many are growing up with [More...]

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  • Rock that Boat

    Rock that Boat! Betting on Truth

    When it came to my family and friends, betting on the truth was something that used to scare me. I didn’t want to hurt other’s feelings or make anyone mad. When I grew up, I was often told by adults, “If you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all!”  While I never had [More...]

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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 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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