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11 02, 2017

7 Research-Backed Ways Parents Can Build More Joy in 15 Minutes or Less

By | February 11th, 2017|Bonding, Joyful Relationships with Children|0 Comments

Joey hasn’t practiced his piano yet this week. Suzy has to finish her homework. Have to change the baby’s diaper and Carlos better take his bath before bed. Better find that library book that's due. Need to send that work email too. And load the dishwasher and fold the laundry, of course. If they’re not careful, parents can start to feel pushed [...]

28 01, 2017

5 Ways to Get Young Children to Cooperate with a Task

By | January 28th, 2017|Bonding, Mindfulness|0 Comments

One powerful tool to get toddlers or preschoolers to do things with more  and ease is to use “relationship before request” – connect with your child for a few minutes before you ask them to do something. Not only does this make your day go smoother, it also lets you build warmth and strengthen bonding. Need to [...]

9 12, 2016

Use the Holidays to Boost Your Relationship, Not Stress It Out

By | December 9th, 2016|Joyful Partner Relationships|0 Comments

It’s not uncommon during the holidays for to be so busy with parties, presents, meals, shopping, decorating, and every other form of hoopla that relationships with significant others take a serious hit. Couple relationships are left by the wayside as we become consumed with buying the right fishing rod for Uncle Joe, picking up Aunt Mae for Thanksgiving [...]