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Storytelling is a powerful teaching tool.  The more honest and vulnerable the storyteller, the more powerful the message.

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I didn't realize how much of my life I had to share, (and how messy it was) until we were in the par...

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Empowering language indicates intention and desire.

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It's an eye-opener to realize that many of the ways we express ourselves use disempowering rather than empowering language.  The differences may feel subtle; however...

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Be aware and proactive. 

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"If I only knew then what I know now."  I can't tell you how many times I've heard that from parents (and how many times I said it myself).  We tend to put up with a lot until we just can't stand it a...

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Words can build up or tear down.  Use them wisely.

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“Four As and a B- in math.  That’s a good report card, but… how are we going to get that math grade up?”

Has that conversation ever taken place in your home?  Something like it...

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Failure is simply not reaching a desired goal.  That's it. 

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Too many of us go through life measuring ourselves against impossible standards and coming up short.  There's good news, though.  Feeling like a failure doesn’t mean yo...

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Life doesn’t always go the way you planned.

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I know it’s a cliche, but it’s true. Life doesn’t always go the way you planned.  Nowhere is that more true than in parenting.

For us the road twisted and turned in ways we could no...

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I am committed to my child’s independence and I give him what he needs.

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Do you equate loving your children with being nice and agreeable?  Does being nice keep the peace, but leave you feeling frustrated and ineffective?  If so, you’...

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Your values represent your best self, and the basis for preparing your children to go out into the world and thrive.

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There is often a person who is the center of attention in the family, who’s driving your family to react in...

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Randi Levin, Nationally Recognized Transitional Life Strategist

June 22, 2017

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