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Mistake: Trying to Raise Happy Kids

Parents often misunderstand cause and effect. Just because a kid is happy, it doesn't mean she will be when she grows up. We really need to aim at raising happy adults...which leads to a pretty good childhood too!

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Fred Ray Lybrand

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The Parental Curse of a Favorite Child

​One of the worse things we do as parents is 'favor' a child over others. Sometimes it's hard not to because we just 'connect' better some of our kids...but it doesn't change the the reality of the mistake. Family Systems backs this common sense notion about the danger...and the solution.

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Fred Ray Lybrand

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How Do You Change a Moody Child’s Mood?

Everyone can be moody, but sometimes kids just ruin things for all of us. There's actually a simple trick that often can quickly snap a child out of the grumpies or the upsets --- Here it is!

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Fred Ray Lybrand

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The Anything Game: How to Connect as a Family at Meals

A lot of us don't eat meals together as a family, and even when we do, we often don't know what to talk about. Here's a simple game we used to connect our kids with our growing up lives... we call it "The Anything Game."

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Fred Ray Lybrand

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The Only New Year’s Resolution You’ll Ever Keep

We often try to make ourselves change with resolutions and vows, and often around the turn of the year. Here's a resolution that you really can keep...and a simpler way to think about it all. 

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Fred Ray Lybrand

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Maybe It’s Better to be Only a 98% Homeschool

Sometimes we can overdo our commitment to family and homeschool, which results in an over-enmeshed family. There is a better way to get our homeschool students ready for life with just a 2% (-ish) change

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Fred Ray Lybrand

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