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Age: Big Kids

Is perfectionism a problem for your child?

Alissa spends several hours a day trying to flawlessly perform her gymnastics’ routines. To a casual observer, her movements look amazing for a twelve-year old athlete. However, Alissa is critical of most everything she does in the gym, using that … Continue reading

6 common false beliefs about ourselves

Believing something doesn’t make it true. In my sessions with kids and families, I routinely listen to ideas that people believe or feelings that they experience that simply aren’t true. Here are the most common misunderstandings I hear in my … Continue reading

Don’t treat your kids like little adults

I get lots of questions from parents who needlessly worry about their children’s normal behavior. Kids think, feel, and act in ways that are usually perfectly normal due to their age. 1. Kids make mistakes, lots of them. Children do … Continue reading

4 ways the FitBit can change your home

Are you wearing one—a Fitbit? Mine, a Fitbit Flex, appeared on my wrist months ago. I had to ask my University of Dayton students how to operate the sleep function! Our youngest son loves telling me how many lights pop … Continue reading

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