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Thriving Kids

Don’t Practice Poison Parenting

Breaking up is hard to do and it may be especially hard on the kids if they feel torn between warring parents. While I like to put the focus on what “to do” rather than what “not to do,” there are some poison practices worth

Give Kids an Outlet for Their Feelings

When our children are upset or sad, many of us have a difficult time just “being” with them and their pain. We desperately want to fix it somehow or make them feel better. We say, “Don’t cry” or “There are people who have it a lot worse than

Give Your Kids Some Power

Leaving my unhappy marriage in 2005 was one of the hardest things I’ve ever done. I wondered if I was scarring my kids for life. I had dismantled the family they knew and loved. They didn’t understand or care about any of my adult reasons.