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Raising Kids in Kindness

Kindness matters. The way we treat others has a direct impact on how others treat us, and, unsurprisingly, the way we treat our kids directly affects the way our kids respond to us and how much joy we find in being a parent. Kindness is something many of us strive to embody in our daily lives, …

Next Generation Character Traits

As you begin to consider the new parenting paradigm, I want to push you all to reconsider your notion of character and what it means for your child. The notion of teaching “good character” is very much tied to the old paradigm of parenting. Traits like respect, responsibility, fairness, and citizenship, are essential for building …

Welcome to the New Parenting Paradigm

The world of parenting is shifting.  We are leaving behind “traditional” styles of parenting that treat children as property, and embracing the idea that our children are small humans with legitimate human rights.  As a society, we are beginning to understand that children need our acceptance, understanding, and guidance to help them develop the inner …

How Do You Handle Parenting Peer Pressure?

You’re at the park with your child.  You’re standing back and watching them climb up the slide barefoot then slide back down. You see no harm in this because you have talked to your child about the importance of getting out of the way when someone else wants to slide down.  After a few minutes …

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