Weekend Reading | Aug. 1

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Below is a collection of various blog posts meant to encourage, inspire or educate. Grab a steaming mug of hot liquid this weekend and steal away to a quiet corner for some quick reads.

Before You Explode, Do This

A pressure release moment is an evening, an hour or a day that we decide to ignore EVERYTHING and simply have fun. You have to hear me again, I said…. ignore EVERYTHING. That means, it doesn’t matter how bad the report card was, you’re going for ice cream. It means it doesn’t matter that you just lied to me yesterday, we’re still going to the park. It means it doesn’t matter that you just fought with your sibling for the hundredth time today, we’re still going to cook our favorite meal, break out our favorite board game and have some fun.

10 Things That Are More Important Than Discipline

Parenting is a very complex task. If we’re not careful, we will become too focused on one aspect and let the others fall by the wayside. Many times, I see parents who are intently focused on discipline, and I’m talking about the traditional use of the word here with regard to modifying behavior. Sometimes we get very caught up in “What do I do when…” or “How do I get my kid to…” and we lose sight of the bigger picture.

Your brain is a mirror | Some notes on relationships

Maturity is based on the number of positive social/emotional interactions one has experienced. Period. Not age.

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