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My son’s sobby protests really get to me. Should I give in?

By Mary Sheep

When I returned to find my son crying in a heartbreaking way, he quickly detected that a weak link had entered the equation I returned home from a gig the other night and everyone in the house was asleep, bar our four-year-old son, who was crying in a heartbreakingly sad way. Like all parents, I […]

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Why I am Not Supermom // Let Go of Supermom Syndrome!

By Mary Sheep

Why I am Not Supermom // Let Go of Supermom Syndrome! The Parenting Junkie is not supermom. In fact, supermom is a term she wishes would just drop from our vocabulary. Too many mothers suffer from supermom syndrome, trying to be everything to everyone and still not feeling good enough. This video shows why it’s […]

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What to do When My Child Hits?! (Dr. Laura Markham Role Play)

By Mary Sheep

What to do When My Child Hits?! (Dr. Laura Markham Role Play) The Parenting Junkie and Dr. Laura Markham from aha parenting and author of Peaceful Parent Happy Kids and Peaceful Parent Happy Siblings, team up in this series to show you peaceful parenting in action! In this video you’ll learn how to peacefully handle […]

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Dr. Laura Markham on Helping Kids Resolve Conflict

By Mary Sheep

Dr. Laura Markham on Peaceful Parenting The Parenting Junkie and Dr. Laura Markham from aha parenting and author of Peaceful Parent Happy Kids and Peaceful Parent Happy Siblings, team up in this series to show you peaceful parenting in action! 1:00 – What are you brining to the situation? 1:24 – Connection 2:25 – Coaching […]

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Best Father’s Day gifts: 40 unique and surprising gift ideas

By Mary Sheep

Father figures come in many different forms — whether biologically related to you or not. All it takes is having someone who cares for you and acts as a role model to guide you through the trials and tribulations of life.  If you’re shopping for a Father’s Day gift for the paternal figure in your […]

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Peaceful Parenting Things I Mess Up (and things I’m good at too!)

By Mary Sheep

Peaceful Parenting Things I Mess Up (and things I’m good at too!) The Parenting Junkie talks about peaceful parenting and her peaceful parenting fails. Do you ever feel like you are messing up at peaceful parenting? You should know you’re not alone. There are peaceful parenting things I mess up and peaceful parenting things I’m […]

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Kitchen experiments with the kids – just the thing for half-term

By Mary Sheep

Edible slime, jelly worms, ‘unicorn noodles’: what better way to entertain children than by making a mess in the name of science? The last time I did science in the home with an 11-year-old, something happened that I can’t tell you about until the person whose chair it was has died. That is my abiding […]

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