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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 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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Week 3, Day 5

March 5, 2008 | admin
Week 3 Theme: Love Day 5 Point: Gossip Love is not just an act, it’s an attitude and environment. Your home must have an atmosphere of love for any single act of love to take root and blossom. In that vein, you should never talk badly about others even if your children are not around. This […]
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Week 1, Day 4

March 5, 2008 | admin
Week 1 Theme: Key Life Lessons Day 4 Point: Pass the Salt A common mistake parents make is when they pass the salt. I often see this scene: A child asks an aunt or uncle to pass the salt, and the parent immediately reminds the child, “How do you ask?!”  The child forgot to say “please.”  […]
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Week 3, Day 6

March 5, 2008 | admin
Week 3 Theme: Love Day 6 Point: Fun Instead of giving your children entertainment, you should have fun with them. The difference between fun and entertainment is how passive you are. As much as your children might claim they want entertainment, it doesn’t build a deeper relationship. Fun is playing a game together, entertainment is watching […]
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Week 1, Day 5

March 5, 2008 | admin
Week 1 Theme: Key Life Lessons Day 5 Point: Mantras My wife had to go out of town for a week, so I became Mr. Mom. One time my kids came and gave me the famous line: "We’re bored!" My response: “It’s not my job to solve your problems, it’s my job to help you solve your […]
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