Weekend Reading | Nov. 21

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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.

Understand Your Child’s Anxiety (Infographic)

Walk your child through this graphic. Kids love to understand that worry is actually a form of protection built into our systems by intelligent human design. Sometimes worry goes a little haywire, but there are ways we can come back from the frenetic “flight-or-fight” mode into a calmer “rest-and-digest” state.

10 Things To Do Differently *Before* You Lose Your Temper 

So because I believe that temper is a treatable condition and not an incurable disease, I want to share with you guys what I’m learning, and what I taught at those workshops. So many of you have asked for the notes – even though I warned that this might turn into the longest blog post in the history of the world – so here you go.

10 Habits to Strengthen Your Relationship with Your Child

But we’re only human.  There are days when all we can do is meet our children’s most basic needs:  Feed them, bathe them, keep an encouraging tone, hug them, and get them to sleep at a reasonable hour so we can do it all over again tomorrow. Given that parenting is the toughest job on earth — and we often do it in our spare time, after we work at another job all day — the only way to keep a strong bond with our children is to build in daily habits of connection. What kinds of habits?

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