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Jul 31, 2015

Topic - Parenting Humor.  As a parent, if you don’t have negotiating skills or a sense of humor, you’re in for a rough ride.  

When people laugh, the parts of the brain that react to rewards light up.  So, it only follows that if you can inject humor into your interactions with your kids, they’re going to be more...


Jul 30, 2015

Topic - Baby Photo Memories.  Oh, this is so fun!  Take a photo of your new baby every month on the day they were born.  

If Katie was born on July 10, take the next photo on August 10th and so on.  

Prop up a sign next to her that says, “I’m 5 months old today!” or something adorable like that for each month....


Jul 29, 2015

Topic - Itches and Urges.  Just because we age, it doesn’t mean that we stop developing.  

There are distinct stages of adult development that we should be paying attention to.  

Though women are accused of domesticating men, that’s not the whole truth.  

For example, when men move into their 50s, they start to...


Jul 28, 2015

Topic - Mentoring Your Emerging Adult.  When Greg moved from elementary to middle school, you shifted parenting gears.  

You went from directing his every move to backing off a bit to let him use the skills he developed in childhood.  

The same kind of parenting transition happens in the late teens and early twenties...


Jul 27, 2015

Topic - Your Magic Key.  We adults lose them with regularity.  Toddlers love to play with them and babies chew on the giant, colorful plastic versions as they teethe.  

Keys!  

Somehow, toddlers seem to appreciate the power of keys that we adults seem to take for granted until we lose them.  

For toddlers, they...