Tag: communication

My Toddler Is Not Talking. Does He Have a Speech Delay?

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Today, we have fifteen minutes to kill before nap time. We spend it in the living room, my son on the couch, and me...

The Unexpected Sweetness of Teenage Boys

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When my boys were small, a mom I didn’t know told me something I will never forget. I was in a knitting shop when she...

Love You to the Moon and Back – The Children’s Book...

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When my boys were young, every time I read this sweet book to them I felt a bit of an excited thrill as I...

Shared Journaling for Improved Communication with My Teen Daughters

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As my daughters get older, it seems increasingly difficult to know what they are feeling or thinking. There are sad days, mad days, happy...

I’m a Recovering People Pleaser, but I Don’t Want My Son...

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Recently, I took my son to a kids’ play space. He was happily playing independently when another child, much older than him, came in...

Teaching My Children Greater Responsibility Through Storytelling

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On a day when I had done more grumbling, groaning, and gnashing of teeth at my children’s behavior than actually talking to them, the...

DO Sweat the Small Stuff — It Could Save Your Marriage

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You've heard it over and over, from your friends, from Cosmo, from your mother: Don't sweat the small stuff. But is this really the...

Our Not-So-Perfect Marriage: Surviving Lies, Temptations, and Rumors

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Our Not-So-Perfect Marriage A lot of people have told me that my husband, Mark, and I have “the perfect marriage.” We don’t. Our marriage, like...

Hate You: A Love Story

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My daughter hates me, and I couldn’t be prouder. Let me back up a step – my five-year-old kiddo is not hate deranged, and there...