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How to Trust Your “Untrustable” Child

How to Trust Your “Untrustable” Child Joey and Carla Link August 14, 2019   A mom called me recently and said she felt bad because, as she emphatically stated, “I can’t trust my child anymore. Can you help me love him again?” I reassured her she is not a bad mother and she is actually […]

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Acceptance

Acceptance Joey and Carla Link August 7, 2019   A young teen was pitching in a baseball game. If a pitch did not go over the plate, he got frustrated with himself. If a batter hit the pitch for a fair ball, he physically got mad at himself, hitting his leg in disappointment with his […]

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Harnessing Inappropriate Words from Your Child’s Mouth

Harnessing Inappropriate Words from Your Child’s Mouth Joey and Carla Link July 31, 2019   It’s amazing what words and language has become normalized in today’s common conversations. Words that were only heard in locker rooms and on sports fields are heard every day by kids no matter where they are. A friend and I […]

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The Water Park

The Water Park Joey and Carla Link July 24, 2019 Have you taken your kids to a water park or the beach this year? There is no better place to evaluate your 11-15 year old sons to see where their eyes wander and what they do to bring them under control. Not exactly what you […]

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Influencing Siblings

Influencing Siblings Joey and Carla Link July 17, 2019 Follow the leader is a popular game for kids to play. Who are they following in your home? For siblings, the guidance of an older sibling is a powerful influence! This is why we often tell parents to work on the older one first and younger siblings will learn what to do […]

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