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WT 084: Are My Kids Supposed to Turn Out Like Me?

WT 084: Are My Kids Supposed to Turn Out Like Me?

When your child is young and still finding their likes and dislikes, it’s easy to assume they will have interests that mirror your own. As they grow and mature you quickly realize they’ve fallen in love with interests all their own, and you’re left wondering where you fit in with them. Listen to Karen discuss what it’s like when your kids do or don’t think and act like you.

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Respect: It’s The Best Lesson You Can Give Your Child

Respect: It’s The Best Lesson You Can Give Your Child

As moms, we need to teach our children, starting at age 1, that they need to respect their mom and dad. Children can be disrespectful at any age: the toddler trying to kick you while you are changing their diaper, the middle-schooler rolling their eyes, or the teenager talking disrespectfully. But, the majority of the time, a child is disrespectful because they have been allowed to get away with this disrespect.

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What Happens At School Matters a Lot

What Happens At School Matters a Lot

My challenge to us moms this week is to take some time to examine what’s going on in your child’s world at school- especially when your child acts out, has a change in his/her personality or is not acting like themselves around your home whether in attitude, loss of motivation for homework or acting more disrespectfully.

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Who Are You Seeking Approval From?

Who Are You Seeking Approval From?

Do you seek people’s approval like I do? Do you want to please your husband, children, parents and friends? The list could go on and on. If you are pursuing others approval, why is that? Are you looking for affirmation that you are doing a good job, are you searching to find your place in the world and if you have others approval then you know you are of worth, or do you just want people to like you?

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Forgiveness Is For Everyone, Even Moms

Forgiveness Is For Everyone, Even Moms

Moms, how many times have you “messed up” in mommy world and then later kicked yourself for reacting the way you did, making a rash decision, or deciding to not believe your child’s alibi and later finding out they were telling the truth? When any of these situations...

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