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"When we acknowledge a child's feelings, we give him health and strength"
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Judy’s blog is filled with practical advice, parenting musings, and Judy’s thoughtful experiences. She aims to encourage parents to embrace relationship based, positive parenting.

Why it's Not OK to Say "OK??"

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  As I was walking my morning walk a couple of days ago, I heard a father ask his son the silliest question. I was walking by a preschool, and it was obvious the distraught 3 year old did not want to get out of the car and go to school. So the father asked this question. "It's time to get out of the car, OK??" Any parent that has worked with m...
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Impulsive Parenting

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"Parenting cannot be impulsive," writes Tracey Shipley in the Jerusalem Post. As a therapist who counsels teens, young adults, and parents, Tracey wrote an informative article on the importance of building self-esteem in our children. This idea that parenting cannot be impulsive, resonated deeply within me. For years I have been telling parent...
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Picky Eaters

​ Many parents talk to me about their children being picky eaters. It begins with toddlers but parents of children in elementary school will also mention their child's eating habits to me. It's an area of concern in many families. I was considered a picky eater when I was a young child so I'm a little sensitive on the subject.  Two m...
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Happiness

​As a relationship based parenting counselor I am all about the relationship between the parent and the child.  I help parents keep their relationship with their child positive. That's what all the communication skills are all about.  So I was jumping for joy when I listened to this TED talk. Robert Waldinger:  What makes a good life...
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Defensive Parenting

"Most parents love their children, but it is important that they not have an urgent need to be loved by them every minute of the day." ​Dr. Haim G. Ginott ​There are a lot of gray areas in parenting and it's easy to become unsure of the decisions we make with our kids. Should I have said no? Is it easier to just give in and make my child "happy"? C...
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