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Unconditional Love

At its best, parenthood calls for an ability to love unconditionally. To love your child regardless of what he or she says or does takes maturity, selflessness, and commitment. When you dedicate yourself to this style of parenting, you are providing an experience that will have long-lasting positive effects on the entire family. But conscientious […]

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Once You’re a Mom Sex Can Get Complicated

Raising kids is a lot of work – not just the physical everyday stuff of laundry, cooking, and helping them learn their multiplication tables. As a mom, having children challenges your definition of yourself, and as a couple, you’re not who you once were to one another. Take sex, for example. Children often have an […]

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Living in Baby Land

Mothers often feel like they practically belong to their baby. They are immersed in babyland. Nurturing an infant is incredibly meaningful but mothers can also feel like they’re losing themselves. One minute they feel like the luckiest person in the world and the next minute they wonder if  they’ll survive. I remember thinking after my […]

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Having a Baby: New Life New Possibilities

Holding the secret that you’re trying to get pregnant is exciting, and it creates a special bond for a couple. Whether you are fighting with one another on a regular basis or are happy as clams, the momentous decision to have a baby can bring you together in hope of what the future will bring […]

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Parenting Isn’t a Seasonal Responsibility

Summer is a great time of year for parents — no school, homework, or projects to monitor, and no report cards to review. You get a little reprieve from the stress of keeping so many of your kid’s balls in the air. Right? Well, not completely. For many, summer is filled with its own challenges. […]

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Ten Parenting Intentions

Intentions aren’t rules to rate yourself on everyday. Use them as goals to guide you as the weeks and years of parenting unfold. 1. Listen to and think about what your parenting partner/spouse has to say. 2. Be open to the possibility that feeling…

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4 Tips to Strengthening Your Relationship with Your Parents

1. Think about your childhood. Are there issues you need to discuss with your parents or things you’d like to be able to forgive? Without realizing it, resentments, even ones that go as far back as childhood, are often at the root of difficulties …

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Let’s Think More About Spanking

Spanking is a controversial subject that parents either strongly favor or strongly oppose. Put me in the strongly oppose column. I’m not talking about little “no no don’t touch that” pats that parents use when kids are young. I did that. And, alth…

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A Candid Talk About Parenting

In this twenty-five minute interview I talk with Dr. James Sutton on the Changing Behavior Network about my experiences as a mother. I hope you find it helpful. http://www.thechangingbehaviornetwork.com/?p=599

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Is Good-Enough Parenting A Good Enough Goal?

The child-rearing principle of consistency, where you stick to the rules and follow through with consequences, makes a lot of sense. But because it’s so hard to live up to, this parenting rule is a source of guilt for many parents. Children ask fo…

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