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10 Autonomous Parenting Phrases to Use Instead of Commands

Ever feel that your child likes to purposely disobey you? Try replacing your commands with these autonomous parenting phrases. Whether it’s cleaning their rooms, pausing the video game, or eating their veggies, do you ever find your kids pushing back at your requests? It might not be that they don’t want to do the task.

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Breaking Bad Habits Kids Bring Home from School

School is meant for learning, but sometimes kids learn bad habits instead. Use these tips to break those habits and build healthy friendships. There’s a quote from motivational speaker Jim Rohn that says we are the average of the five people we spend the most time with. And for the most part, this is true.

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16 Slang Terms You Should Know to Stay Hip with Your Kids

Do you ever feel like your child or grandchild is speaking an alien language? Translate your conversations with these sixteen must-know slang terms. Slang terms are one of the many reasons that every generation says language “is going to the dogs.” Any sort of language change can feel foreign, especially when we don’t understand it.

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10 Creative Story Time Prompts to Help Families Bond

Story time is the best time for family bonding. Inspire your storytelling with these creative prompts and tips for telling stories together. Story time isn’t just for fun. The positive back-and-forth interactions that help kids develop socially, emotionally, and cognitively also help kids see two crucial truths: “I belong, and I am loved.” Using storytelling

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Do You Pass the Bird Test?: How Being Attentive Can Save Your Relationship

Failing the bird test doesn’t mean the end of your relationship. Instead, it’s the start of building a more attentive, connected relationship. It’s a misconception that relationships need grand gestures. Often, it’s the little things that matter, like getting excited over a bird. Are you being attentive in your relationship? Are you responding to your

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“The Story I’m Telling Myself”: One Phrase That Can Prevent Miscommunication

Have you ever believed that your loved one’s silence was telling you something it wasn’t? This one phrase can prevent miscommunication in your relationships. “My partner didn’t compliment me; they don’t find me attractive anymore.” This is the kind of thought that can create tension and miscommunication in a relationship. But here’s the thing: it’s

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