Four R’s of Proactive Parenting

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Trips to the grocery store with young children can feel a bit like a series of battles in a never-ending war. From safely buckling everyone in the car to crossing the street, just getting into the store can feel like a minor victory. The momentary relief felt upon arrival is quickly subdued as the next […]

The Difference Between a Reward and a Bribe


I can picture the scene in my mind like it was yesterday. Chubby legs kicking, back stiffened straight, child wailing, “NO mommy. NO get into the cart.” Exasperated, I wondered if this trip to the grocery store was in vain. However, I needed to get food for dinner that night and this was my only […]