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Marriage IS Parenting: Show them how to be a pro: Part 3

Marriage IS Parenting: Show them how to be a pro: Part 3 Indirect Parenting Demonstrating a good marriage is parenting just as much as direct nurturing and behavior correction. You might call it indirect parenting. How so, you might ask? Well, what is the general definition of parenting? Teaching children how to be a good …

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Marriage IS Parenting: Show them how to be a pro: Part 2

Marriage IS Parenting: Show them how to be a pro: Part 2 Leveraging Healthy and Unhealthy Parenting Examples If you read Part 1 of this post, you know that personality type always throws a wild card into the mix. So now you have the wild card of your personality and the wild card of your …

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Marriage IS Parenting: Show them how to be a pro: Part 1

The Personality Wild Card Someone once asked me, “How often do you fight with your spouse?” After almost 15 years of marriage, you’d think it would be easy, but I could not think of a single incident I would qualify as a fight. I’ve never yelled at my husband, and very rarely have I lobbed …

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No Words Required: The Listening Puzzle

I admit it. This seems crazy and a bit of an exaggeration: Researchers say that the average parent spends less than 30 seconds per day deeply listening to their children. Grandparents are somewhat better, but that statistic has got to send a shock wave of disbelief through all of us. Deep listening, the type of …

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