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Teaching Love & Compassion

We already know our children are sponges. Even before they are born, they react to stimulus and sounds. When you think about it, from the time they are born, everything is new to them. They have no preconceived notions of

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How to (Try) to Stop Sibling Rivalry

If you have more than one child (or you have siblings), you know all too well the struggle of sibling warfare. While it is normal and may seem harmless at first, it can easily get out of control and can

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Learning Right From Wrong

Before bed, do you brush your teeth or just go to the sink and turn on the water while pretending to brush them? When eating dinner, do you eat your vegetables or feed them to the dog when no one

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Teaching Responsibility

As a parent, you’ve probably heard the phrase, “But it wasn’t my fault,” or some version of this many times over from your child. Children are exceptional at passing blame to others (and creative, too!) and pleading the fifth when

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3 Activities to Teach Respect

As a parent, you are probably well aware of the differences between telling your child something versus showing them. Children learn best by doing. This doesn’t mean oral communication is out the door, but providing visual or hands-on activities for

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R-E-S-P-E-C-T!

Aretha Franklin knows what it’s all about! As parents, all we want is a little respect. But wanting respect and getting it are usually on opposite ends of the spectrum. Like all good habits and values, respect is a learned

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How To Teach Your Children To Love Themselves

Does your child understand what love means? Sure, there are many different stages of love: the dreaded “sexual desire” stage of love (which hopefully they haven’t inquired about yet), the romantic stage, the emotional attachment stage, and so forth. Do

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