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#192 EVERYTHING In Life Gets Easier & Smoother When You Can COMMUNICATE Better. Here's How to Do It

Sept. 13, 2022

Can we start with a ‘slap’ in the face? In all sincerity, most of us suck at communicating with other people, especially in our family relationships. Plus, ‘communication’ seems like such a vague or broad topic. What exactly…

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#190 Unconditional Love is NOT the Highest Form of Love; Deep, Meaningful Love is CONDITIONAL

Aug. 30, 2022

Many of us have been taught or grown to believe that unconditional love is the highest of virtues. And in many ways it makes sense. Loving others — without conditions — seems to be the highest level of love possible , partly…

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#185 Helping Children Develop Self-Control (aka The GREATEST Predictor of Future Success)

July 26, 2022

As a parent, if you knew there was ONE major characteristic which — if developed — would drastically increase your child’s chances of success and happiness , not only now but as an adult… wouldn’t you want to know what it is…

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#184 Helping Children to Manage Their Emotions (so They Can Live Happier Lives)

July 19, 2022

Emotions can be big and scary — for both parents and children. But it is possible to teach — and model — emotional management for your kids. Emotions are EVERYTHING. Our lives our experienced through emotions, so by default,…

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#182 How to Stop Yelling At Your Kids (Because You're Traumatizing Them)

June 14, 2022

We get a little serious in this episode -- and Greg sheds a few tears -- because in our work we've seen the trauma caused by yelling parents. “People are people no matter how small.” Your children are people. And when you ye…

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#181 Chores as Child Abuse?! Responses to This & Other Surprising Comments

May 31, 2022

Have you ever thought of chores as child abuse? I haven’t either. But I shared a post on Instagram about our system for organizing chores and I was shocked at the number of NEGATIVE comments I received from people who believ…

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#180 This is What's Contributing to All Your Parenting Problems -- And Will Solve Them When Addressed

May 24, 2022

When Greg Denning was out on his own as a teenager it wasn’t difficult for him to realize that his life sucked … but he desperately wanted it to be better and different. Nobody wants to live a sucky life and stay there. But …

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#175 Q&A Sneaky Teens, Forbidden Apps, Pornography, Masturbation, Device Usage, Teen Sex and More! Oh My.

April 19, 2022

We received some great questions about parenting that we’re addressing today. We love it receiving questions so if you have one please don’t hesitate to ask us. You can leave a voice message for us on our podcast page, or yo…

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#171 Force Your Kids to Finish? Or Let Them Quit? Our Surprising Answer

March 1, 2022

Welcome to the podcast! We’re discussing something today that is crucially important to raising healthy, well-adjusted kids . We want to teach them to NOT be quitters, to follow through , and to have grit and perseverance . …

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#165 Exposing Your Kids to the Dark Side -- WHY and HOW

Dec. 28, 2021

Welcome to this episode where we will be discussing a sensitive and sometimes frightening topic to many parents — and that’s WHY and HOW to expose your children to the darkness in order to help them be stronger and more prep…

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#164 Teen Mental Health Strategies That WORK! Pattern Interrupts & State Changes

Dec. 21, 2021

In this episode, we’re discussing teen mental health and strategies for helping them not only overcome mental health challenges but to learn to thrive despite their difficult circumstances. We’re empathetic to the real strug…

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#163 The Failure to Launch Epidemic and How to Prevent It In YOUR Children & Teens

Dec. 14, 2021

In this episode, we’re talking about Failure to Launch syndrome — a significant growing phenomenon among young adults who are not successfully making the transition to adulthood . Its symptoms include young adults who contin…

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#159 Teenage Rebellion & "Restaurant Parenting"

Nov. 3, 2021

"Rebellion of basically any kind stems from needs that are not being met." "Which needs are commonly not met that are likely to lead to rebellion?" Is there a difference between healthy and unhealthy rebellion ? Do you consi…

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#95 What it means to be a REAL man

March 5, 2020

With so many misconceptions about what it means to be a man, and so many men living far below the standard, we all need to put forth the greatest effort to help boys and men be real men! "At each moment in man's life, he is …

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#80 The BEST Thing You Can Do For Those You Love

Dec. 25, 2019

I love giving gifts and doing things for the people I love most of my life! I’m sure you do too. We spend a lot of time and effort thinking about gifts that we can give and about ways we can serve the people we love. But we …