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Five Parent Traps That Keep You From Connecting With Your Child

Parenting is full of pitfalls, but no matter our starting point we can learn how to improve our parenting skills. In the I CAN System, we nurture the bonds between parent and child by building up a “connection pyramid” layer by layer. At the foundation, we define our family values to clarify parenting goals. With […]

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Four Steps To Stop Negative Thoughts And Unproductive Self-Talk

One of the most destructive effects of a distorted perspective is that we beat ourselves up for falling short of the unrealistic expectations it sets up. We start to repeat the story to ourselves in judgmental ways.

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Three Reasons Why You Feel Guilty About Your Parenting

If you feel like a bad parent, you’re not alone. As parents, it’s easy to worry that we’re not doing the best job. Other families seem to have such an easy time of it! We feel guilty or inadequate and wonder if we may actually be bad parents. Most of us feel like we’re falling

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