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How I Planned Ahead For The Next Time My Teenager Acts Entitled

How I Planned Ahead For The Next Time My Teenager Acts Entitled

Here’s a practical worksheet for behavior problems. I just put it to the test and it worked. It makes you think through your child’s behavior, identify the problems with behavior and with the way you normally handle it. Then, it works you through to a solution! I loved it! (I better…because I created it!)

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3 Most Important Steps To Communicate With Your Teen

3 Most Important Steps To Communicate With Your Teen

My heart broke. Into a hundred mashed up pieces.

Because of my 14 year old.

He went on the band trip. You read about that already. Remember, I was SOOOOOOOO proud of him for earning $300 of the $400 to pay for the trip?

Well, on the day he left, we also gave him $100 food money, Herbert gave him $40 extra spending money, Gramp and Grammy gave him $100 birthday money.

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6 Steps to Survive (temporary) Empty Nest Syndrome

6 Steps to Survive (temporary) Empty Nest Syndrome

I had an empty nest...for five days. At 14, when Diego left for San Antonio on the band trip...for (only) FIVE DAYS...I didn't expect my reaction.  Now...let me back up a second.  He worked his tail off to earn the money to go, kept his grades up, thought through what...

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9 Road Trip Safety Tips (from a #bombcyclone survivor)

9 Road Trip Safety Tips (from a #bombcyclone survivor)

When we haul our kids all over tarnation, especially in winter, we are putting ourselves at risk of getting stuck.  Do you have what you need in your car so you and the kids can be safe if something like this ever happens to you? My friend Debi and her dog Shine...

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How To Give Consequences That Work. Period.

How To Give Consequences That Work. Period.

If you're like most busy, active, work-at-home or work-away-from-home moms, you are overwhelmed, stressed, and doing everything - but feeling guilty about not doing enough.  You are constantly looking for (but feeling out of) balance. On top of ALL that, you want your...

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How To Limit Fortnite

How To Limit Fortnite

  Moms vs. Fortnite.  The Universal Struggle, and I mean Universal!   When we were in El Salvador visiting family over Christmas, guess what?  Kids there are addicted too!   So, what's a Mom to do?  Zillions of kids in the world come home after school...

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What’s A Freaky Mom?

What’s A Freaky Mom?

Before we moved from the big city, my kids had been in the same Elementary School their whole lives. I knew their friends. I knew their friends' parents. I knew where their friends lived. When we moved to our small town however, I didn’t know any of the friends, the...

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How To Stop Your Child From Begging (In The Grocery Store)

How To Stop Your Child From Begging (In The Grocery Store)

Dear Mom, Do you dread going to the grocery store because you know that your son will ask you for something in every aisle?   Do you dread going to the store with him because he begs for Skittles every time you’re in the check out line?   Do you wish you could leave...

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How To Raise A Well Behaved Child

How To Raise A Well Behaved Child

  Say No. - Freaky Mom Do not back down. Do not purchase anything they beg or whine for. Do not spoil them. Teach them to and expect them to pay for extra things they want. Give strong consequences for bad behavior and follow through. Teach them to say thank you....

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