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Raising Teens

I’ve Never Grounded My Teenager - Here’s Why

In our culture, we are accustomed to training children through pain. We are fooled into thinking it’s good because it works, but it only works for a short time, and the reason it works is heartbreaking. Here's what to do instead of punishment.

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Your Words Affect Your Child’s Brain

Are we collectively destroying the potential of a generation with our mouths?  As parents, we hold many of the keys to our children’s futures. These keys are the words we speak to them. 

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Why Does My Teen Do That?!

The teenage years are a critical time period for brain growth. The physiological changes that take place in adolescence cause behaviors that are often misunderstood. We explain them here. 

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Helping Teens Cope with Holiday Stress

As our children grow up and the pure wonder and excitement of the holidays wane, adolescents often experience an uptick in stress and anxiety during the holiday season. What can parents do?

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Rewriting the Narrative On Terrible Twos and Tyrannical Threes

The majority of the “problem behavior” that we see in children is because we are looking through a distorted lens. Tantrums are a developmentally normal emotional release when the child’s brain feels flooded with big feelings. Punishing a tantrum cannot make a brain develop faster, but there are things parents...

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Collecting Moments Watching Our Toddlers Grow Into Teens

One mama urges, "Bring awareness to your moments. Collect them even though most of them will eventually fade away and be forgotten, because each one leaves its mark. And even when the mind can no longer recall it, it doesn’t matter because that moment has become you."

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