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21 Questions to Jump Start a Conversation With Your Kids

When you ask your kids, “how was your day?” all you get are grunts and shrugged shoulders. So instead you try, “what did you do in school?” You hear one word: “Nothing.” Rather than push harder for responses to your standard end-of-the-school-day questions, try one of these conversation read more

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Raising Kids Who Know Who They Are

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Hiding Is the Opposite of Courage

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What Would You Do?

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The Day I Named What I Wanted

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