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The Only 2 Reasons a Teenager Rebels

Oh, maybe there are more, but honestly teenage rebellion comes down to a couple of simple motives. If you can understand the motivation for your child, then you can probably do a little something to fix it.

Fred Ray Lybrand​

The Only 2 Reasons a Teenager Rebels

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Is Your Toddler Bullying You?

In this vLog we consider the possibility that toddlers can learn to behave (crazy, huh?). Moreover, we look at the single most important thing to understand in helping them get on the path toward maturity (while still getting to be kids)  🙂 

Off to learn,

Fred Ray Lybrand​

Toddler bullying you

Toddler bullying you

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How to Get Your Kids to Stop Fighting (with each other)

The most important thing for mom and dad to discover about their own kids fighting with one another is that mom and dad are ALSO PART OF THE PROBLEM.

If you are not aware of systems, then you'll tend to miss the different factors that contribute to what's happening.

Basically, how you respond to sibling rivalry determines how they fight. There are TWO WAYS to respond (essentially)...this video helps you choose a new path, if you're up for a change in family conflicts 🙂

Off to learn,

Fred Ray Lybrand​

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How to Get Your Kids in Bed, On Time, Everytime

Getting kids to get in bed and stay there is a struggle for lots of us. We discovered a simple way that worked for our 5 kids...just took is thinking only slightly different about our goal with bedtime and sleeping

Off to learn,

Fred Ray Lybrand​

I’d love to hear your comments or answer your questions

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Why Having a Best Friend is a Bad Idea!

Even as technology isolates us more, and tries to connect us (think FaceBook), there are other things that really interfere with having great relationships. One of these things is the "Best Friends" idea. Like most ideals, it sounds great to think there is that one close buddy who is there through thick-and-thin. The truth is that we humans do better with multiple relationships rather than just a single one (what pressure!). Here's a way to rethink this important area for your kids [and yourself?].

Off to learn,

Fred Ray Lybrand​

I’d love to hear your comments or answer your questions

Parenting Lessons from Harambe the Gorilla’s Death

Right now there's been a bit of an outrage concerning Harambe's death at the Cincinnati Zoo --- some say the parents are at fault, others say the zoo could be at fault. There's even a group working to make sure the gorilla's death is avenged. It's quite a mess because it has so many moving parts in play. Instead of picking sides, I have a suggestion---why don't you think about what you can learn as a parent?

If you’re finding what I’m sharing to be helpful won’t you please share at facebook and twitter to let others know? Thank you! 

God bless,

Fred Lybrand

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