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Play to your strengths, always.
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And what you can do about it.
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The complex nature of parenting together is a universal experience.
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"Put away your cowbells. They don't belong in the arena."
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"Children need to be occupied, they need structure, they need predictability," the experts tell us. Heaven help you if you don't make sure to keep those sticky little hands busy between late June and Labour Day every year. After all, children need structure right? No they don't.
If your parenting needs to evolve, expert Alyson Schafer is here to help.
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Do your kids need to be scheduled every minute of the day or do you prefer they play in the grass and get a little dirty?
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Alyson Schafer takes a look at modern parenting, revealing what we're doing wrong.
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Over 50 years of research has revealed there are four main parenting styles, ranging from authoritative to hands-off. So, why the big range? The way we parent relates to the values we want our kids to have -- the things we want to instill in them most.
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Forget the mommy wars. Companies pit us against each other and sell more products. Once we realize that mommy wars don't exist and that we are all actually just trying to do whatever works best for us we can focus on talking about our differences and opening ourselves up to what others are doing and have to say.
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In a recent article, I described four personality priorities that dictate how we behave: comfort, control, mastery/excellence and approval. While each personality type has benefits to parenting, eac...
Parenting expert Alyson Schafer describes how your style helps your kids!