Archive for the ‘Communication’ Category

6 things your kids secretly want you to know

October 6th, 2014Posted by ishineadmin

By nature, we all want to do our best. And when we become parents, that desire to our best, especially to do right by our kids multiplies. Now it’s not just you; there is another precious human being relying on you for their every need. Talk about pressure! But what I have often found is […]

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Registration Now Open for this FREE Live Teleseminar: “4 Keys to Creating Confidence, Persistence, and Passion in Your Child”

September 30th, 2013Posted by ishineadmin

How often do you hear your child say “I’m so stupid!” when she gets something wrong? How often does your child resist trying new things or even flat out refuse out of fear that he’ll fail (even though deep down he really wants to do it)? How often does your child’s fear of making mistakes […]

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Are you too busy to be happy?

August 1st, 2013Posted by ishineadmin

I recently asked a group of busy moms what their biggest challenge was with regard to doing the things they enjoy in life. Nearly unanimously, time was cited as the biggest hindrance. Yes, the age-old “I’m too busy to do what makes ME happy”.  I call this the “Myth of the Busy Mom”. I too […]

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Having the “whole” conversation (an excerpt from the “Loving the Pregnant” You book)

April 24th, 2013Posted by ishineadmin

Today I am sharing a guest post by my friend Amy L Riley, who has just published her first book “Loving the Pregnant You”. In her book, Amy shares how to release the pressure that many expectant moms feel — the feeling that you’ve got to be perfect and do everything exactly right during those […]

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Let Them Make Mistakes!

March 16th, 2013Posted by ishineadmin

By Jill Hope   I don’t know where we picked up this idea as parents that we should ensure our children remain protected from all suffering.  How will they develop resilience if life is all unicorns and rainbows? I know that many of us had challenging childhoods, and so it is normal to want to […]

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3 Tips for Helping Your Daughter Navigate the “Mean Girls” Mentality with Ease

February 11th, 2013Posted by ishineadmin

By Jill Hope There are few things more painful to a parent than seeing your beautiful daughter struggle to fit in with other girls.  You can feel helpless as you see her watching from the sidelines while other girls are smiling, laughing, and talking together. The scary thing is that when your daughter feels so […]

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Squash Sibling Squabbles in Three Simple Steps

January 28th, 2013Posted by ishineadmin

By Jill Hope One of the questions I frequently get is “how do I get my kids to stop fighting?” I think every parent with multiple kids will from time to time feel like all your kids ever do is fight. While siblings have the benefit of a built-in playmate, the sibling relationship comes with […]

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Is This the Answer to the Bullying Problem?

October 23rd, 2012Posted by ishineadmin

Last week I read an article by Marlo Thomas on the Huffington Post website where she talked about the bullying problem we face in our society. She talked about the need for bystanders to take more action as well as for parents to talk to their kids more so they can recognize when their child […]

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How REAL Are You With Your Kids?

April 23rd, 2012Posted by ishineadmin

By Jill Hope Think about this for a minute….how REAL are you with your kids? Do you share with them how you are feeling, what is going on in your life, or challenges you experienced growing up? Are you honest with them when you don’t have the answers? Do you give them the space to […]

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You have more power than you think!

March 5th, 2012Posted by ishineadmin

By Jill Hope As parents, the last thing you ever want to see is your child struggling. Whether they are sick, being teased at school, or just lost out on something they were working hard to achieve, etc., sometimes don’t you just feel powerless to improve things for them? I experience this in my own […]

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