8 Do’s and Don’ts for Raising Resourceful Children into Adults

Parents love their children and want them to be happy, protected, and successful. Problems occur, though, when parents control their children too much instead of teaching them independent thinking skills that develop responsibility. Because of parents’ fear, they rush in to solve their children’s problems and take away their pain rather than watch them struggle.…

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Mom Successfully Builds Positive Family Relationships Through Parent Coaching with Cynthia Klein

When my husband and I started working with Cynthia, I was feeling frustrated, hopeless, out of control, and judged. I wanted to have more positive relationships with my children and spouse and for my son to be more responsible and handle his emotions in a more mature fashion. After working with Cynthia, I was able…

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Emotional Support for Kids During the Pandemic and Beyond

This is the role-play skit that Parenting Expert Cynthia Klein did with podcaster Sarah Baker of Momma Stories Podcast Posted May 15, 2020. Below are 3 role-plays to illustrate how an adult’s response to a child expressing their struggles can either block or open up communication.   An adult uses the Supporter Role when the…

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Resilient and Confident Children Sprout From Collaborative Families

Often parents try to force kids into cooperating, and they wonder why they won’t. Force and collaboration don’t work together. You can’t use the Director Parenting Role (like a boss who gives orders) and force cooperation. The only way to build true cooperation, is to use the Collaborator Parenting Role whenever possible. Deciding on which…

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7 Steps for Talking with Teens About Tough Topics – Intro

Learning specific communication tools can make talking with your teen about tough topics easier.  In this blog post series, I’ll help you gain greater expertise and confidence during these “tough topic talks” so your teen will be responsive, and you will have fruitful conversations together.  … The 7 steps to Creating Successful Discussions With Your…

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