4 Tips To Help Kids Wait

4 Tips To Help Kids Wait

“Look! Look at me! Look what I can do! Look what I made!” Sound familiar? Many parents are getting a crash course in the unique challenges and rewards of working from home with children. It’s hard for everybody—your kids need your attention, and spending time with your children is important to you, too. So when you both want to spend time together, but other things need to get done, what...

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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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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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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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Independent or Alone?

Independent or Alone?

I used to be embarrassed about receiving help, until I discovered the reason why. In a previous post, Help Is All Around, I talked about my embarrassment over receiving EMS services for a false-alarm. My embarrassment made total sense when I uncovered a belief that was telling me: "being helped = being saved = incompetent."  Incompetent was definitely not OK with me! That belief evaporated...

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Boundaries, Family Rules, & Strong-Willed Children… Oh My!

Boundaries, Family Rules, & Strong-Willed Children… Oh My!

Annoyed, angry, surrounded by chaos? Rachel Norman of A Mother Far from Home (one of our coaches in training), and I recorded an in-depth call on boundaries. We cover it all in the video in Rachel's post, reprinted here from her blog with permission.   Recently we moved into a new house (to us). About a week or two into living there I found myself confused. I seemed more angry than...

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