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“I Love Me!” 10 Ways to Build Your Child’s Self-Esteem

By | 2017-10-20T07:54:13-08:00 May 10th, 2017|Categories: Positive Parenting Articles|Tags: , |

By Kim DeMarchi

“How can I give my child self-esteem?”

In my family coaching practice, this is the one question that I hear more than any other. For asking about self-esteem, these parents should be applauded: After all, they want their […]

Encouragement Feasts! A Great Idea to Give Love to the People You Love

By | 2017-10-20T07:54:50-08:00 May 8th, 2017|Categories: Positive Parenting Articles|Tags: , |

No matter what holidays your family celebrates, they usually involve a lot of family togetherness…and a lot of feasting.  But love, connection, and gratitude don’t have to be limited to  holidays—and there’s no need to spend days making pies […]

How Do You Resolve Problem Behaviors? Ask Your Kids These Questions

By | 2017-10-20T07:55:23-08:00 April 18th, 2017|Categories: Positive Parenting Articles|Tags: , |

When a child does something “wrong”—pushing her brother, for instance, or sneaking off to eat a piece of candy that you said she couldn’t have—how do you respond? Many parents immediately turn to consequences by sending kids to their […]

Here’s a Powerful Parenting Mantra: Before You Correct, Connect

By | 2017-10-20T07:56:08-08:00 April 14th, 2017|Categories: Positive Parenting Articles|Tags: , |

When your child misbehaves, how do you react? Do you get angry and criticize? Do you immediately think about punishment? There’s a better way that will make everyone feel a lot better and also yields better results: Before you […]

Kids Always in Battle Mode? Here’s How to Peacefully Restore the Peace

By | 2017-10-20T07:57:39-08:00 April 7th, 2017|Categories: Positive Parenting Articles|Tags: , |

By Kim DeMarchi

Bickering about toys. Battles over who goes first. Tiffs, tats, tattling, too: It’s not very fun to listen to kids in conflict.

Understandably, if you’re like many of us, you move to extinguish the conflict as quickly as […]

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