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Calm Parenting

Before I had kids, I always pictured myself as a calm, loving, happy, and nurturing mother. I was sometimes. I still am sometimes. I didn’t realize how hard I would have to work sometimes just to avoid coming completely unglued and falling apart right there on the floor. So, I refuse to put that pressure …

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“The Most Important Parenting Skill There Is”, Kerry Speaks at Aspen Academy’s PUMP’d Event

At last week’s PUMP’d, Aspen parent Kerry Stutzman talked about “The Most Important Parenting Skill There Is.” Here are three of her key points: The most important parenting skill is to demonstrate EMPATHY before delivering a consequence for bad behavior. “Connecting before Correcting” helps kids stay calm and in a thinking state.  It might sound …

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