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March 19, 2008 | admin
Simply put, if you are a parent you are already working hard. The difference between a pro and an amateur in any sport is not the amount of work, it’s refining the technique. This is also true in parenting. The objective of these daily email snippets is to provide you with a very short but […]
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Week 2, Day 7

March 5, 2008 | admin
Week 2 Theme: What Parenting Is Day 7 Point: Room For Improvement If you want to be a better parent, welcome criticism. If you haven’t heard a meaningful criticism of your parenting skills in the last year, you are most probably making lots of mistakes. Action Point: Ask your spouse or someone who knows you […]
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Week 3, Day 1

March 5, 2008 | admin
Week 3 Theme: Love Day 1 Point: Praise As strange as it may seem, not all praise is good. When you praise your child while they are still doing the good deed, it makes it harder for them to do it since they feel controlled.  Children need space to be good. For sure praise after […]
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Thank You

March 5, 2008 | admin
I hope you have enjoyed these 3 weeks and that they have helped you become a better, more perfect parent. Please let me know how they have impacted you. My goal in putting this program together is to make this world a more parent friendly place. I need you to help make that happen. Please […]
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Week 3, Day 2

March 5, 2008 | admin
Week 3 Theme: Love Day 2 Point: Sides It’s important to include a touch of “we are all on the same side” feeling into the parent-child relationship. Don’t mistake this with letting your child feel you and they are on the same level. You are the parents and they are the child – it is important […]
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Week 1, Day 1

March 5, 2008 | admin
Week 1 Theme: Key Life Lessons Day 1 Point: Enjoy The Challenge What is perfect parenting? It’s not instilling obedience. We get caught up in the parenting struggle. Carpools, meals, bed times, sibling squabbles, etc. – and we think that a good parent should be able to avoid or solve these crises easily. In reality, […]
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Week 3, Day 3

March 5, 2008 | admin
Week 3 Theme: Love Day 3 Point: Love Notes Put a love note in your child’s lunch bag or leave a message on her cell phone. Michael Milken used to leave a note under his child’s pillow because he left for work before they awoke. Make sure it’s age appropriate. Sixteen-year-old boys are not going to enjoy […]
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Week 1, Day 2

March 5, 2008 | admin
Week 1 Theme: Key Life Lessons Day 2 Point: Mistakes One of the most meaningful gifts you can give your children is an appreciation of the worst mistake they can possibly make. When we understand and live with that, everything else is manageable. Action Point: Start a family discussion on the question: “What is the worst […]
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Week 3, Day 4

March 5, 2008 | admin
Week 3 Theme: Love Day 4 Point: Love Grows Love grows when you focus and notice the positive. The more positive attributes you can see, the more you will love. Action Point: Make a list of your child’s 10 best positive qualities. Ask your spouse to make a list as well, then compare notes.
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Week 1, Day 3

March 5, 2008 | admin
Week 1 Theme: Key Life Lessons Day 3 Point: The Parent Trap We all feel good after a cranky baby is soothed to sleep with a small smile on his or her face, either because they needed changing, a bottle, nursing, or just to be held. This leads, inevitably, to what I call “The parent trap.” […]
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