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The environment that leaders create is directly related to productivity and overall employee satisfaction. Good leaders empower, inspire, and create win-wins. Employees thrive while the organization benefits. A leader’s tone can be empowering, enthusiastic, trusting…hopeful. When it is, we get inspired to do great things, to be cooperative, to be the best we can be.…

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Have you ever had that feeling you might not have acted in the best interest of your child? I have. There have been many times. It’s not a great feeling, but that heavy feeling might be telling you something. If we listen close enough, our bodies will guide us. The human body is an amazing…

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Sometimes we can forget that kids are people too and that their thoughts, ideas and feelings are just as valid as ours. They are individuals that deserve just as much respect as anyone else. Really? Yes. This is the idea behind cooperative/respectful parenting, or at least my idea of it. Is this really necessary? To…

Read more Why Practice Cooperative/Respectful Parenting?

Dear frustrated parent, So, things aren’t going so well and you’re struggling. You’d like to be more skillful, less volatile perhaps. You’d definitely like it to be easier. Good news! Parenting can be learned, and in fact, it should be. There’s no shame in the game. We were never taught how to parent. So don’t…

Read more Skillful Parenting

There are 3 things I have found that when paid attention to, dramatically improve the parenting experience. They improve the effectiveness and the enjoyment of whole experience. 1. Self Awareness: Coming to know yourself, your emotional state, and where you are most likely to get emotionally triggered will allow you to sidestep many power struggles.…

Read more 3 Things You Can do Now to Step-up Your Parenting Game

“You have to be like Superman to your kids. They need to think you can do anything. You always need to come across as capable and in control.” Man to man, Dad to dad, this was the wisdom my Uncle to passed on to me a few years ago. I look at Dadding a little…

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