Nurturing Emotional Wellness: The Essential Guide to Postpartum Self-Care

November 30, 2023

Welcome to the remarkable and transformative journey of motherhood, an adventure that brings both immense joy and significant challenges. This guide will support you through the postpartum period, a crucial phase where physical and emotional well-being are deeply intertwined. Remember, in parenthood, self-care transcends mere benefit—it is a necessity for surviving and thriving.

Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

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37 Inspiring Ways for Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child

October 29, 2023

Most parents want to spare their children hurt or heartbreaks. But let’s be real—struggle and pain are a natural part of life. What we can do is equip them with resilience, emotional intelligence, and EQ skills to navigate life’s curveballs.

Give your children the tools to build enriching experiences and relationships. Find out how!

Estimated reading: a long read, but skip to what interests you for a 2-minute read!

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How to Effectively Respond to Disrespectful Stepchildren in a Blended Family

September 21, 2023

Becoming a stepparent is a bit like stepping onto a roller coaster. One minute, you’re excited and getting high-fives; the next, you’re navigating through a sea of moody silences and disrespectful behaviors.

Stepkids have seen their birth families disrupted, so they're on a tough ride, too. They’re processing massive feelings and trying to find their footing. And then, on top of all this chaos, you and your partner might not see eye-to-eye on how to parent. Phew!

Estimated reading time: 10 minutes

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Why a Growth Mindset for Kids Is the Key to Their Success

September 03, 2023

In today’s modern world, how do we inspire children to learn? Why bother when they can just ask Siri or scribble a question into an AI app—and Voila!

These influences negatively impact our kids' motivation. To successfully navigate the effects of social media, screen addiction, and passive entertainment, it’s imperative our children's brains stay fit and they retain the motivation to learn.

That’s where you come in.

And where the growth mindset shines. It’s the internal motivation that urges us to learn and become better every day.

Estimated reading time: 7 minutes

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Teach Empathy to Kids the Easy Way with One Key Parenting Skill!

August 21, 2023

No parent wants their child to become an uncaring, disrespectful adult. And most parents do their best to provide a loving home. However, this one key parenting skill is largely overlooked, yet its absence hinders children’s development of empathy. If you want your kids to learn empathy, master this one thing!

Estimated reading time: 10 minutes

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Parenting Burnout Is Exhausting! Get Your Joy Back with Emotional Intelligence

August 17, 2023

When I was a young mother, there were many times I felt like I was failing as a parent—and I even taught parenting classes! It's so easy to get overwhelmed or discouraged as a parent, isn't it? We LOVE our children—but let’s face it: parental burnout is a thing, especially with both parents working.

Parenting demands a lot from us, and we're human. So if you’ve ever wanted the newborn stage to be over or wondered if you’d survive toddlerhood, or lost your cool with a teenager, you know what I’m talking about.

Once I learned missing emotional intelligence skills, it was a game-changer for me! [...]

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Best Ideas for Parents: How to Support Your Children Going Back to School Ideas

August 13, 2023

Summer’s drawing to an end: While your children may not say it overtly, they are feeling the effects of the new school year creeping closer. From back-to-school commercials to adjusting to bedtime routines, the transition from summer to school time is as stark as day and night.

We’re sure you’re feeling it, too! It’s no small feat to walk your little one through orientation or first-day jitters or hand the car keys over to your teen. We’re cheering you on and compiled some back-to-school ideas that may ease the transition.

Estimated reading time: 4.5 minutes

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5 Parenting Tips to Successfully Deal with Disrespectful Adult Children

July 20, 2023

Today's families are up against tremendous challenges, and many family members are estranged. When your adult child lashes out, disrespects you, or tells you they "need space," and cuts you off, their responses can really sting. Of course, it is understandable for any parent to feel hurt, confused, and even angry when their adult child ignores them or doesn't want anything to do with them. A parent may feel rejected, even a sense of guilt, wondering if they failed as a parent.

Fortunately, there are some proactive steps you can take as a parent to help improve relationship boundaries, address [...]

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The Blended Family and Parenting Survival Guide: Solutions for the Top 3 Challenges

June 15, 2023

It comes as no surprise that there isn’t a handbook for becoming a great parent or stepparent. You may already attest to this fact. Most parents learn through trial and error. And since there’s very little support for blended families, here’s a survival guide for co-parenting. Learning emotional intelligence skills is essential for all parents, but crucial when dealing with the complexity of stepparenting.

Estimated reading time: 10 minutes

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Win Back Respect from Your Grown Children with these 5 Parenting Tips

May 16, 2023

Parents today face a unique challenge: navigating long distances from their adult children, sometimes fragmented, grown-children relationships. What a shock when disrespect is hurled our way, and we thought we raised our children to be respectful, empathetic adults. It can be challenging—even disheartening—when they don’t show us respect. Although you might want to dodge the hard truth that your relationship needs to change, there’s no escaping that they are no longerchildren!

The interactions between your grown child and yourself might be difficult right now, but here are helpful [...]

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