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How to Offer Advice Without Making Someone Hate You

As humans we hate to feel helpless, so when we see someone struggling with something our instinctual response may be to offer them some advice. We also use this tactic when communicating when someone who has experienced some type of loss. It’s hard to know what to say in those…

How Do I Get Through to My Withdrawn Teenager?

Teenagers have a reputation as being a little moody or withdrawn, particularly with their parents. The teenage years should have their fair share of eye-rolling and door-slamming at one’s clueless, annoying parents. It’s a rite of passage; what goes around, comes around, etc. But what do you do when it…

How Do I Get My Kid to Stay Seated During Mealtimes?

Every parent has their particular point of contention: a thing that should be simple — and is simple for other parents — yet it never comes easily for them. A kid that’s never tired at bedtime. A child who flat-out hates the car seat from day one. The toddler who…