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But, Does He Like Me??

Reading Time: 4 minutes When you genuinely enjoy your own company enough that you’re seriously hesitant to give it up, it’s probably a good indicator you highly value yourself and your time. Then and only then are you truly ready to date and lined up to attract someone amazing who will be really stoked you put your time in to be ready for them.

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Just Another Beautiful Family Short Documentary

Reading Time: 1 minute First-time filmmakers Katherine and Nick fell in love, turned their worlds upside down and lived to tell about it. Their first joint project is this person documentary about how they fell in love, became a blended family with five kids, and navigated Nick’s gender transition from female to male.

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When in fear, anger, or confusion, make deposits

Reading Time: 1 minute There is a new book that is so relevant – Parenting the New Teen in the Age of Anxiety by Dr. John Duffy. This podcast shares a mission with this book – to deepen our understanding of what it is like to be a teen in the digital age. Today’s episode examines the first part of this important book and looks at strategies to help parents understand the new adolescent and to move through fear, anger and confusion to connection and consistent deposits in the Emotional Bank Account.

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Words are like marching orders for your emotions

Reading Time: 3 minutes Modern psychology illustrates that how we narrate our lives will ultimately determine the quality of our experiences. We are literally always in the process of writing our own stories. The words we use are important, but most of the time we narrate our experiences without realizing we are in control of the storyline.

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Am I Being Abused

Reading Time: 3 minutes Most people think relationships are all about how much you love each other. That’s not true. It might seem counter-intuitive at first glance, but relationships all start with how much you love yourself.

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Parenting Podcast: The Influence Pyramid, Helping Things Go Right

Reading Time: 2 minutes Today’s episode comes from a concept from The Arbinger Institute – The Influence Pyramid. This tool has many applications for parents. It is a new way of thinking about communicating and connecting. It is an approach for helping things go right, rather than just dealing with things that go wrong. Using this approach is healthy modeling for our kids. Intentionally working with this technique and teaching it to our children has the potential to not only strengthen the parent/child relationship, but to strengthen all of our relationships.

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6 Red Flag Signs Someone Might Be an Undateable

Reading Time: 4 minutes When you know what the endgame is and you’re keeping your eye on that ball, chances are pretty high the field will start weeding itself out.

However, there are still some pretty obvious, yet easily missed red flags you should look for. Any one of these might not be a big deal – addiction being the exception. That’s always a big deal. However, two or more of these should catch your attention and give you plenty of reasons to put the breaks on.

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Parenting Podcast: The School of Opportunity

Reading Time: 2 minutes In the digital age, we are in a state of constant engagement with information. The news that is reported and repeated is often bad and scary. Many kids are not optimistic about their future. What can parents do to cultivate a type of hope that leads to action? How do we introduce our children to the voices and stories that aren’t being told in the news? Chuck Hagele, director of Project Patch, talks about a program he created with this very mission. It is called The School of Opportunity.

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