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When children are angry, they try to bait parents to join them by fighting, arguing, and using intensity to address conflict. It's like the child is in a boxing ring, touting the parent to come into the ring and fight it out....

"I never really struggled with anger, until I had kids!" Yes, we hear that a lot. Kids have a way of igniting emotions we never knew we had. The reality is that emotions in family life are contagious. A child's anger can quickly spread around...

One of the primary tasks of childhood is to develop self-discipline. Of course this is a life long challenge and certainly most adults still find self discipline hard at times, but the sooner a child begins to work on this important character quality, the better....

Before becoming a parent, you may have envisioned bedtime as the sweetest time of the day as you tucked in your little cherubs, kissed them on their foreheads, and watched them peacefully drift off to sleep. Then you had kids! What happened?...

Cooperation is so important for a child’s growth and development. The purpose of working on cooperation isn’t just to reduce tension and get things done, although those are two side-benefits....

A common source of discouragement among parents is that they see what their child needs, they want to make changes, but the other parent doesn't agree or isn't willing to cooperate....

Every family needs both management and leadership. Which do you emphasize and what do you need to develop in your life to be most effective to guide your tribe? Knowing the difference between management and leadership can provide helpful insights into your family dynamic....