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Best Parenting Books: Tops Picks for 2019

Best Parenting Books
Best Parenting BooksWhether you are in the trenches of potty training, are trying to teach your kids empathy, or need the magic formula to coparent with your ex, one thing is certain: You. Want. Answers.

With the overwhelming amount of information on the internet and the slew of parenting books that make their home on Amazon, it’s nearly impossible to sift through the online bookshelves to find the help you need.

As an author myself, I get asked all the time, “Amy, what are your favorite parenting books?!” Well, my friend, it’s nearly impossible to give you all of my favorites, but here are a FEW that I know you will love.

From general parenting advice to tackling specific struggles,  this list of books will help you navigate many of the parenting issues you’re facing. Read More

How Much Does an Online Parenting Course Cost? 5 Key Considerations

Online Parenting Course Cost

Online Parenting Course CostWe see this question a lot from parents and I totally get it! 


With so much free information at your fingertips, it’s completely reasonable to ask “How much should I pay for an online parenting class?”

The truth is, every family has different needs and financial circumstances. So, the answer to “how much you SHOULD pay” will look different for everyone.

However, if you are looking for an online parenting class as a way to transform your family, I can help you understand what factors will affect the cost.

In order to make an informed decision about purchasing an online parenting course, let’s first look at the elements that make up an online course.

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5 Tips to Help Kids Develop The Kindness Advantage

A Guest Post from Amanda Salzhauer & Dr. Dale Atkins

Do you ever remember hearing a friend or relative complain that their kids are too kind? 

No, neither do we.

Kindness is one of those qualities that we can never have enough of.

There are so many reasons that kindness is important. At its essence, kindness allows us to develop awareness of and sensitivity to others. Having concern for others and being able to show that concern through our thoughts and actions helps us feel connected to the people and world around us.

When we use the word kindness, we are referring to several, specific behaviors. Let’s think of them as the “kindness-ecities”: 
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The “Disciplining Other People’s Children” Dilemma

We’ve all seen it. Experienced it. Sometimes painfully – a complete display of obnoxious behavior by someone else’s kid.

Maybe in a checkout line. Or the candy aisle. Or at a school event or party.

For most of us, it takes a lot of willpower to not take over and manage the situation. Divvy out some discipline. Give that child a piece of your mind.

Of course, you don’t. Because that would be inappropriate and awkward. There are boundaries to respect, after all.

However, there are two scenarios in which it is appropriate to intervene:

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How to Raise Socially Responsible Girls

A Guest Post from Katie Hurley, LCSW


A thirteen-year-old girl comes to me week after week with a litany of complaints about social media. She doesn’t like the way her friends act on Instagram. She doesn’t like it when people unfollow her because they’re mad about something, only to follow her again a few hours later. She’s hurt when she isn’t called out as part of the group, and she hates it when she sees the group photos from weekend plans she wasn’t invited to.

Mean comments maker her uncomfortable.The truth is, she doesn’t like who she is or how she acts on social media. She wishes it didn’t exist.

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Six Ways to Keep Winter Blues at Bay

Helping Parents Keep Their Wits on Long Winter Days

For parents with little ones, winter days can feel like an eternity.

Cold temperatures, weather hazards, the dreaded cold and flu season, and the onset of cabin fever can lead to a frustrating loop of, “I’m bored” and “What are we going to do NOW?”

How do you keep your kids healthy, happy, and help everyone keep their wits?

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