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Blending Traditions: 5 Steps to a Peaceful Holiday with Your Blended Family

By Brynn Rosadino.

With the holiday season approaching, stress tends to be at an all-time high. Handling this stress alone can be difficult enough. But when you add the new dynamics of your blended family, the holidays can seem downright impossible.

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What can I do besides giving a timeout?

5 Positive Ways to Discipline Your Kids

By Ashley Maturo.

As a parent, you know how frustrating it feels when you can’t get your kids to stop misbehaving. No matter how many times you have tried to get them to settle down, they just don’t seem to want to listen. Punishment may seem like the easier solution but there are other, more positive ways a parent can get their child to cooperate that don’t involve the timeout chair. And you may have already noticed – punishment doesn’t improve behavior in the long run.

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Sibling Jealousy: 3 Ways to Help Older Siblings Connect with the New Baby

sibling rivalryBy Amy Kostak, CFLE-P.

Your older child was so excited about the new baby. But, now that your baby has arrived, he is uncooperative and sometimes acts like a baby, himself. Meanwhile, you’re trying to control your youngest as she starts to throw tantrums and learns the word “no.”

This scenario is all too common, but there are simple tools you can use to increase your children’s compliance and decrease your stress.

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My Child Has Trouble Connecting: How Can I Help?

PRESENTER: Aaron Weintraub, MS  Does your child have trouble connecting with others? Are you unsure about how to help? Thu, Nov 16, 2017 8:15 PM – 9:15 PM EST Self-awareness and self-acceptance are the foundations of your child’s social life. Parents often struggle to strengthen these capacities in children. During this live, online class you will …

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How to get out of a lifetime of co-dependence and over supporting kids over 50

If you are actually supporting your adult children who are over 50 years old and perceive that support to be co-dependence, I encourage you to do a few things: Consider what you are getting out of this support – what is your motivation and are their other more positive ways you could get those needs …

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Adult children – I feel like he/she could do so much better..

My daughter is postponing payment of her student loans.  I’m concerned about the interest accumulating.  I’m also concerned with her job choice – she makes money as an online burlesque dancer.  I feel like she could do so much better. I can certainly understand your concerns and because your daughter is an adult, your work …

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What do you do when you’re child comes home after graduating college? 

My daughter has a full time job, but because of loans can’t afford to move out of our home.  It’s so hard not to make comments on what she’s spending money on and her decisions.  Any advise?   Hopefully you got some ideas about how to structure your agreements with your child about finances. I …

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