Get Your Family Organized With These Easy Tips

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By Shira Gill Summer is winding down and the kids are heading back to school soon. Here are some simple tips that will help you streamline your space and simplify your life one project at a time. Set Up An Entry Station The entry area is generally the first area I tackle with clients because […]

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WATCH: Video Tip For Screaming Kids

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By Brandy Black With 3 kids there is bound to be a meltdown and my poor wife gets the brunt of it.  Our children are still at that age where all they ask for is Mama (that’s me!)  So Susan has come up with a great trick that works like a charm for parents who […]

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WATCH: Interview With Transgender Student Stella Keating

Interview with 10 year old transgender kid

By Brandy Black This is part one of a series of interviews that I will be doing with the adorable 10-year-old Stella Keating who just recently came out as transgender.  She opens up about how she told her parents, how life has changed since she said goodbye to Morgan and became Stella and what she […]

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How Do You Get Your Kid To Practice Playing Their Instrument?

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By Jillian Lauren Tariku loves music. He’s a terrific drummer and an even better dancer. But lately his music lessons have been becoming more and more of a pain, with whining and wheedling and foot-dragging and falling off the piano bench onto the floor once every 30 seconds. Even with Scott’s monk-like patience, it’s enough […]

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Video: Surviving 3 Years Of Unexplained Infertility

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By: Brandy Black My wife and I went through 3 heartbreaking years of unexplained infertility.  This was a tough battle for both of us, it took a toll on our relationship and almost broke us emotionally but the day we found out we were pregnant was one of the best days of our lives.  We […]

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Why I Sing Loudly At Whole Foods

How to deal with tantrums in public places

By Jillian Lauren “She used to sing musical theater loud in the grocery store,” said Scott, when we and the other people in our foster parent training were talking about what sort of strategies we might use to address public tantrums. “I did?” I asked. “Don’t you remember that?” he seemed shocked. “Oh yeah, I […]

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Three Little Words For Your Toddler That Are Better Than “No”

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By Halina Newberry Grant I don’t practice any “type” of parenting. My daughter slept with us in our bed for a while: some people call that “co-sleeping,” I just called it getting sleep. I wore my baby in a carrier. Some people call that “attachment parenting,” I just called it convenient and loving. I embrace […]

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Video: Lesbian Moms Give Tips For Traveling on Planes With Kids

Brandy Black and Susan Howard

By Brandy Black We received a question from one of our viewers asking for tips on plane travel with kids.  Don’t do it!  We joke but I’m actually a firm believer that you should continue your patterns of travel.  Even though it’s tough for us with 3 kids, we do it as often as possible. […]

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Parenting Coach Q & A: “You’re Not My Real Family”

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By: Rebecah Freeling/ Parenting Coach and Behavior Specialist Question: Dear Rebecah- My parents are acting as the surrogate grandparents of a very “spirited,” strong-willed, 6-year-old boy. The boy doesn’t get a lot of structure at home and he’s easily frustrated, and he’s been acting up more and more lately – not just yelling, but also […]

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