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A Counselor Shares Her Family Communication Activities

How to Get Kids To Listen | Lies About Parenting

Article Goals: Get Kids To Listen Communicate More Effectively Reduce Family Fighting Anyone has the power to transform relationships, even a 9-year-old boy. True Story: There’s this family that seems to fight all the time. The parents can’t get kids to listen and the kids don’t feel like the parents listen. They can’t seem to […]

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Harry Potter and the 7 Secrets of Successful Teaching

successful teaching harry potter 7 secrets parenting

I recently re-read the entire Harry Potter series. There was an awful lot of good, successful teaching going on at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. And some not-so-great teaching as well. Like Professor Binns, the ghost teacher who loved to lecture. His unsuccessful teaching style made me reflect on my own teaching career, which […]

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How to Make the Most of Fairy Tales (and a Surprising History)

The truth about fairy tales and kids

As a lover of books, I thrilled when my first child finally stopped squirming during storytime. Reaching for the beautiful green and gold volume of Grimm’s Complete Fairy Tales she’d been given at birth, I began to read: “‘I will tell you what, husband,’ [said] the wife; ‘we will take the children . . . into the […]

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