Money—What if it really could “just show up”?

Money—What if it really could “just show up”?

I've been looking at the concept of abundance lately and discovered I've been very sad that my heart's desire to have money just show up has not panned out. Before you jump in to offer advice on how that's not realistic, let me say that I'm keenly aware of how fantasy-like that sounds. But I am also aware that something about it is right for me. It has to be because it is something I have...

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Responding to Rudeness, Stubbornness and Defiance

Responding to Rudeness, Stubbornness and Defiance

  Language of Listening® Coach, Camilla Miller, shares what every parent needs to know when their child is acting out. Reprinted from her blog with permission.     The Most Powerful Way to Handle a Rude, Aggressive or Defiant Child.   Her cheeks red, kicking out at anyone who dared come close. “You can’t make me!” she howled. And she was right! This was my life,...

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How to Respond to “Bad” Intentions

How to Respond to “Bad” Intentions

Responding to your child's intentions rather than their actions can bring out their greatness in an instant. When a child makes a mistake or accidentally damages something or hurts someone, recognizing the child's true intention and pointing it out tells them that you understand the real them. The relief they feel is instant, and knowing you are on their side allows them to apologize from the...

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Pretending to Be an Adult

Pretending to Be an Adult

If someone "acting like a child" annoys you, you might have had to grow up too soon. How to step more fully into your adulthood, reclaim your childhood, and regain your patience all at the same time? Julia Kurskaya, parent coach and graduate of our Coaches Training program, walks you through her breakthrough, shared here by permission: In my favorite...

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“Not fair!” Could Your Child Be Right?

“Not fair!” Could Your Child Be Right?

It happened in less than five minutes. 10 YO David went from screaming, “Not fair!” when he thought he was losing, to accepting loss graciously. How? I was helping a mom with a group of 3rd-5th graders. They had just finished a craft and were bouncing off the walls with pent-up energy but had to stay inside. The mom suggested they play “Hot Potato” with a little stuffed bear. I sat with...

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Trouble at Preschool

Trouble at Preschool

How do you react when your child tells you they did something that they know you won't like and just looks at you? If you brace yourself for a show-down, or start correcting or lecturing, that's a reaction to a judgment. The judgment might be something like "rebellious" or maybe even "stubborn," if you know your child knew you wouldn't like what they did, but did it anyway. How can you stop...

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