Savvy Parenting

10 tips for effective co-parenting

 

 

How well do you co-parent and what would your partner say? Co-parenting is one of the biggest concerns married parents have and yet often they don’t realize the impact their differences have on their children. Often times when parents want help with a struggling child, they end up discussing parental communication and management of disagreements.

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8 tips for parents outsourcing responsibilities

Hiring out services that are traditionally assumed by parents is the latest trend happening in today’s modern families. Whether it’s the Uber car that drives your child to their soccer practice for urbanites or the nanny who attends the weekly physical therapy appointment for suburbanites, more and more outsiders are taking the place of parents and being hired to fill in the gaps where parents can’t.

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9 ways to deal with the end-of-summer blues

For many of us, winter blues pale in contrast of the end-of-summer doldrums. Many parents, myself included, don’t want to even think about how life will change dramatically in just 14 days.

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10 ways to help children develop resilience

 

 

Parents often ask me, “How can I help my child to become more resilient?” Given that life is full of obstacles and challenges, teaching children to be resilient is important. Emotional resilience is the ability to bounce back after an unexpected setback. 

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7 ways to survive the promposal rush

 

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In 2002 when Ben Affleck proposed to Jennifer Lopez, the web overflowed with descriptions of the event.

“It’s just a blanket, a quilt of rose petals, all over the whole entire house,” Lopez recalled. “So many candles, and vases, bouquets. And my song ‘Glad’ was playing … I walk in and I was just like overwhelmed. I wasn’t expecting it, and I was just like ‘Oh my God.’” Step aside Jen and Ben because today’s teen prom proposals or “promposals,” as they’re commonly called, make Ben’s marriage proposal seem trivial in comparison.

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Parenting with presence: Trust your own instincts

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Listening to Amy Cuddy’s new book “Presence (Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges)” highlights the importance of body language and the ability to display “presence” when parenting effectively. Cuddy defines presence as “the state of being able to comfortably express our true thoughts and feelings and values and talents and knowledge — so knowing who you are and being able to access that when you most need to.”

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