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3 things to do when your kid rolls her eyes at you

3 things to do when your kid rolls her eyes at you

Not that this ever happens.  But every now and then our kids (girls and boys) might perhaps display a little attitude. Perhaps it’s an eye roll, a derisive tone, a sudden disrespectful temper.  Whatever it is, it’s almost guaranteed to make a parent’s head explode. We of course never did this.  Ever. We were perfect darlings. We can’t imagine where…read more →

Two great ways to boost your son’s self-esteem

Two great ways to boost your son’s self-esteem

Many boys these days go through challenging times that are not of their making, and yet they affect how our sons view themselves. Every day, boys experience challenges at school that make them feel stupid, especially since our sit-still-and-listen school processes are not necessarily optimally designed for how boys’ brains learn! Perhaps even more toxic to how our sons view…read more →

Everything in our life just changed: Sweet 16 and DRIVING!

Everything in our life just changed: Sweet 16 and DRIVING!

Yes, this is a picture of my daughter with her new driver’s license!   She is so excited, and I’m so thrilled for her… while at the same time trying to adjust my heart to this new reality. She and her younger brother had a long-standing plan for this moment: she came home from getting her license, and the two…read more →

Swimsuit Style Secrets

Swimsuit Style Secrets

Summer is just around the corner and most of us can’t wait to get our toes in the sand but aren’t quite as enthusiastic about squeezing our bodies into a swimsuit. Don’t miss all the goods in this blog which include

Calling All Moms! Apply “respect talk” to your sons.

Calling All Moms! Apply “respect talk” to your sons.

I’m so excited about Dr. Emerson Eggerichs’s latest book, Mother and Son! Our whole team loves Emerson’s work. Enjoy his guest blog post below: I have a favor to ask of mothers who have sons. The #1 application of the Love and Respect message beyond marriage is by moms who apply to their sons what they learned from our book or at our conference….read more →

4 Ways To Keep Your Temper When You Want to Blow

4 Ways To Keep Your Temper When You Want to Blow

While doing some research for my next book, I realized something important: when we are angry, most of us handle it wrong! Here are four ways to keep ourselves from (forgive the Marvel reference) turning into a big green rage monster when we otherwise would really want to! 1. In advance, realize: “venting” only makes things worse!  Most of us…read more →