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6 Tips to Help Stop Your Teen from Procrastinating

How I’ve helped my children move away from much of their procrastinating behavior and onto being self-starters.

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6 Habit Hacks to Keep Your Healthy Resolutions After the New Year

Did you know that by February most people have given up on their resolutions? Here’s how to keep going.

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You Can’t Take Your Kids’ Tests for Them, So Empower Them Instead

“Parent’s can’t take tests for their kids, but they can teach them effective habits to help them succeed.”

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Why My Child Should Get a D at School—for What She Deserves

Dear Teacher,
Please just give my kid what she deserves.

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One of our kids is normally the type that makes parent-teacher conferences fun. Academics come easily to her and her teachers love her. So I…

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Do Your Kids Write Letters to Santa? They’re Not Alone

Even though it may seem like kids are super-focused on electronics these days, their techiness isn’t taking over handwriting when it comes to wishes for Santa.

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How I Make Rainy Days Work for Me

It’s raining here today, pretty heavily, and while I sit here staring out my window considering whether I should start building an ark, it has lead me to think about indoor activities. I’m assuming you think I mean children’s activities,…

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The 7 Stages of Deciding to Host a Kid’s Birthday Party at Home

Like going to spin class and owning a ferret, there are certain things in life that sound much better in theory than they are in practice. You do the thing, regret the thing, vow to never do the thing again,…

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Happy Mom Tip #34: Stop Stalling

We all do it sometimes, but procrastination is not a happiness habit. Often we know what we need to do, but we just don’t feel like doing it, and so we delay getting started until we feel stress.
Which means…

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