Cold Weather Tips for Cabin Fever (Assets 17, 20, 25)

As the daylight hours get shorter and temperatures take a nosedive, parents begin to brace for that dreaded family illness that sometimes accompanies the colder months of the year: cabin fever. Fortunately, this is a completely preventable condition, and, with a...

How Do I Help My Shy Child? (Assets 5, 10, 17-19, 33, 38)

Most of us have shy moments. Just as with adults, shyness can leave a child feeling awkward and embarrassed. When it’s severe enough it can be painful and debilitating. Sadly, shy children leave many of their thoughts bottled up—thoughts that could help them connect...

Becoming a Better Parent by Checking In (Assets 2 & 11)

As moms and dads we all have weaknesses and imperfections. One of the best ways to identify points where we need improvement is to check in with the people on the receiving end of our parenting efforts – our kids. Getting feedback is a great way to become a better...

Bursting Our Negative Thought Bubbles (Assets 32 & 40)

We’ve all seen cartoons where what’s going on in a character’s mind is portrayed in “thought bubbles.” That’s a great visual representation of what’s happening inside each of our brains. Like many people, my thought bubbles can get filled with negative stuff,...

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