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A few years ago, I read a fascinating book (Why Him, Why Her) about the powerful impact that the hormones and neurotransmitters we’re flooded with in utero have on who we become. The author goes so far as to suggest more…

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I’ve done yoga for years, meditate at least a few times a week and read books by spiritual authors like Eckhart Tolle and Marianne Williamson. I talk about living in the moment but when I am with my children I more…

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An excerpt from Parenting Without Power Struggles: Raising Joyful, Resilient Kids While Staying Cool, Calm, and Connected Question: I like the theory of these Six Stages of Attachment, but my son—who’s fourteen but acts like he’s twenty-five– doesn’t give much indication that more…

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I found out I was pregnant on the day we returned home from our honeymoon. Talk about a surprise! Anyway, we had previously joked about how awesome it was that we were in the “double income, no kids” category and more…

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Our daughter has 4-year-old twin boys. She is raising them without any help from their father. The problem is they walk all over her and they are out of control. She doesn’t seem to want to correct them ever and my more…

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I’ll never forget James. This firecracker of a three year old flew into my house every week after his brother’s educational therapy sessions with me, sprinkling high-octane delight all over my office. James’ energy changed mine; I relished standing under the waterfall of his enthusiasm for life; his joy was more…

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Debra set up a coaching call with me to talk about her daughter Trudy.* “She is the most difficult child in the world! No matter what I do for her, she’s never satisfied. She is our only child and gets lots more…

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This article first appeared in The Huffington Post The other day, I watched as a six year old little boy completely fell apart when the battery on his iPad died. He had been perfectly well behaved (no surprise) while his more…

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My daughter seems quite depressed. She takes it out in ways like being lazy, not wanting to do anything… sits in her room… is irritable a lot of the time. I’ve taken her Facebook away. Now I’ve got parental controls more…

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Not long ago, I had a child (we’ll call him Jason) in my office whose mother had brought him to see me because he refused to cooperate with nearly all of her requests. One of the first things that happened more…

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