For Parents

Communication Tools

For communication to be effective, it has to be a talking “with” not talking “at” your kids. Here are some articles to help you establish healthy communication at every age. 

Speaking Their Language: How to Have Meaningful Conversations with Your Child

Age Groups: Toddlers, Early Childhood, Tweens, Adolescents/Teens

Speaking their language Breaking down communication barriers with your kids.

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Being Human

Age Groups: Toddlers, Early Childhood, Tweens, Adolescents/Teens

Sometimes the hardest thing to say is, "I'm sorry," especially when you are talking to your…

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The Kitchen Table

Age Groups: Early Childhood, Tweens, Adolescents/Teens

Did you know that one of the most critical indicators for a child’s success is the kitchen table?…

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20 Fun Questions to Ask About Your Child’s Day

Age Groups: Early Childhood, Tweens, Adolescents/Teens

"How was your day today?" "Fine." "Did you learn anything new?" "Nope?" "How…

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Micromanaging Kids

Age Groups: Tweens, Adolescents/Teens

We all remember Bill Lumbergh from Office Space back in 1999- the "That would be great..." boss. Did…

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