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4 Ways to Guide Your Teen to New Academic Heights

This is an article that was written for the Hyde School blog. We hope you find it as valuable as we do! -Pam Being a teenager has never been easy. It’s a short period of rapid growth that comes equipped with major changes, new responsibilities, the pressure to make decisions, and big expectations of what’s [More…]

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Help – My Child Thinks Lying To Us Is Acceptable

Parent Question: How do we get our child to stop thinking that lying to us is acceptable? Does he think we buy it? This question, sent to us by the parents of a teenager, is a frequently heard question in our office. I remember well asking myself the same question, “Does my son really think [More…]

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Labels We Put On Our Children

Have you ever thought about the labels that were put on you as a child?  Were you the easy child? The middle child? The athlete? This is a mistake I made in raising my children: I called one child “the tough one” and the other the “good kid.” When I learned that this can color [More…]

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How much sleep does my child need, and how do I get them to cooperate at bedtime?

Today I’m answering a parent question. Not knowing the age of the child about which this question was asked, I first turned to the Internet to research the question, and I found a chart that gives “a ballpark estimate” for how much your baby or child should be sleeping. You’ll find it at www.parents.com/baby/sleep/basics/age-by-age-guide. It [More…]

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How Do I Deal With Sibling Rivalry?

This question came to us from several parents, and I believe it’s a question that many parents have. Certainly, the discord that comes from kids fighting with each other in the home is unsettling and uncomfortable, especially if you, the parent, were raised in a home where this was not allowed. That was my home: [More…]

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Moms Roundtable: Teen Lying & Stealing

  In this Moms Roundtable, myself and fellow parenting coaches Claire Grant and Mary Moore discuss how to deal with the uncomfortable situation of learning that your teen is stealing and lying. Among the three of us, we have raised ten children and helped thousands of parents of teens in our professional lives as members [More…]

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Taking Things Personally

One question I wish the parenting coaches would answer is… “How do you not take the negative actions of your children personally and as a reflection of potential failures we made?” One of the first slides on the PowerPoint of a Parenting: The Biggest Job workshop is: Exceptional Parenting: It’s hard It’s doable It’s never [More…]

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When do they stop hating us?!

This is a question that came up in our recent parenting survey. I’ll do my best to answer. Is it really hatred?… Or is it that they just don’t like the rules and expectations?… Or they want to take the easy way out?  And they want you to help them! Have you sat down, at [More…]

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My Son Takes Advantage Of A Grandparent Who Is Spoiling Him

  In this Moms Roundtable, myself and fellow parenting coaches Claire Grant and Mary Moore discuss how to deal with a situation where a grandparent is spoiling a grandchild, and the grandchild is taking advantage of the situation. Among the three of us, we have raised ten children and helped thousands of parents of teens [More…]

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The Best Time to Start Discussing Family Principles with Your Children

Our most recent Biggest Job webinar was on ‘Principles over Rules.’ (Hopefully, you joined us for that!) One of the questions that was asked was “At what age should my children come up with a set of principles?” Several years ago I did a series of Parenting: The Biggest Job workshops with a Montessori School [More…]

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