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Cathy Cassani Adams

Letting go can be difficult. It's a practice Cathy is still learning to master. more

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When Cathy Adams was reading a parenting book, her young daughter had her own ideas on how to parent. more

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Fed up with the kids' less-than-grateful response or complaints about the efforts you put in to make them happy? Cathy has a few thoughts to share. more

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Sometimes we hold too tightly to an outdated way of helping our kids, says this author and mom. There is a better way. more

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Gone are the lazy days when you could nap when you wanted or chill in front of the TV. Even though the little ones in your life need the majority of your time and attention, don't put relaxation on the back burner. more

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Your choice to put yourself last only decreases what you have to give to your children, partner and friends so make this the month you really start loving yourself. more

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As much as we might wish our babies would stay babies, they do have to grow up. Making sure your relationship evolves and grows with them. more

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Kids want to know that you are present when they feel overwhelmed, but set aside your urge to teach. more

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What is bravery? Most people might say it means not feeling fear, but Cathy Cassani Adams says it is so much more than that. Why knowing this matters. more

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Parents need to expose kids to listening, compassion and self-respect in order to help them be successful in life. more

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We're halfway through summer vacation, which means no parent is a stranger to the phrase "I'm bored". Here's how to respond. more

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We naturally have emotional experiences, so why numb them? Kids and parents should always have permission to feel. more

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To better help your kids deal with anger, frustration and disappointment, take time to practice finding an inner peace. more

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Sometimes there are better ways to praise your child's accomplishments than "I'm proud of you." more

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Instead of your dividing your day into your different "roles", concentrate on just being yourself. more

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They might squirm and resist at first, but a hug means more than just an embrace for you and your child. more

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Out with the obligations you do out of guilt, in with focusing on you. more

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You can create a home that supports your daughter and teaches her to love and value herself. more

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Already the kids are thinking about the end of summer and you are thinking about back to school. Just pause for a moment. more

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Regardless of your daughter's age or interests, she needs a connection with you as she ventures out into the world and tries new things. She needs your love, assurance and attention. Girls are deeply influenced by their relationships with their fathers. Her relationship with you can shape the way she feels about herself, future relationships and men. more

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