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An Open Letter to Parents About the Safety of Your Children

Our job is not to control our kids and shield them from pain and struggle, but to offer them the guidance, the support and love so they can make good choices in life.<p>Dear Parents,<p>I get it. I really do.<p>Whether it is the first time your daughter gets on the school bus or your son's first foray out …

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My 6-Year-Old Got in Trouble at School and Isn't Sorry!

When we require our kids to say the obligatory words, "I'm sorry" without actually meaning them, we teach them that words alone can let them off the hook and they don't have to genuinely feel empathy for whoever they have wronged.<p><i>Hi, my 6-year-old brought home a yellow card today for talking too</i> …

20 Things Every Parent Should Hear

If you pay attention, kids will teach you how to laugh loudly, how to love deeply and how to live fully. They will also ruin all your stuff.<p>1. You are a hero for your kids. You are. You're a go-the-distance, fight-the-dragon, face-the-challenges hero for your kids. Taking a beating makes that more …

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Value #1: Honesty<p><b>Help Kids Find a Way To Tell the Truth</b><br>The best way to encourage truthfulness in your child is to be a truthful person yourself. Consider this story: Carol decided to limit the number of playdates between her 3-year-old son, Chris, and his friend Paul. The boys had been fighting a …

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