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    Empathy should be at the top of your family values list

    0 Q: How can dads teach compassion and empathy for others? I think it’s the most important lesson to be learned, and the earlier, the better. Oh, hey! Big question! But I’ll tell you what I know. I agree that empathy and compassion are incredibly important lessons for us to teach. Sometimes the difference between […]

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    My five year old is scared of the water

    +1 I am trying to teach my five-year-old child to swim, and he’s scared of the water. How do I help him through this to teach him an important skill? Oh, hi. Good question. I’m a 39-year-old who’s still scared of the water. So, yeah, this answer might prove a challenge for everyone involved. Let […]

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    Parenting in Tough Times

    0 The media coverage is intense. Images of police, victims of violence, and related difficulties flood social media and television screens. These and other realities related to recent events associated with terrorism are unsettling, especially for children. Children ask questions and respond emotionally to the reactions of adults to these events. They see adults absorbed in the news […]

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    Take the Challenge to Choose Thankfulness

    0 Over ten years ago at a conference I noticed an unusual number of people wearing purple plastic wristbands.  I didn’t think much about it, imagining that the bands must be in support of a worthy cause.   When I returned home from the conference I stopped by my neighborhood bookstore.  At the checkout register […]

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    Why 'Balanced Couponing’ is Fraud

    0 “Dear Jill, A friend of mine told me she learned a new way to use coupons called ‘Balanced Couponing.’ She said she spends much less time planning coupon trips and is taking home more free stuff than ever. Can you teach us about Balanced Couponing? I would like to save a lot of money […]

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