Two Practical Ways to Encourage Your Sons

By Shaunti Feldhahn on June 21, 2017

Many boys these days go through challenging times that are not of their making, and yet they affect how our sons view themselves. Every day, boys experience challenges at school that make them feel stupid, especially since our sit-still-and-listen school…

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Four Fantastic Facts to Know about Your Prickly Teen

By Shaunti Feldhahn on May 15, 2017

If you’re a parent of a teenager, you’ve probably experienced the eye roll or utter disgust for whatever parental wisdom you’re trying to share. You’ve seen the defensiveness when you ask that one, small, innocent question. One day your little…

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Two Things You Need to Know About Yourself

By Shaunti Feldhahn on May 1, 2017

If you’re reading this, I can tell you two things about yourself. First: You think you’re a kind person. Kindness matters to you. You work at being kind, and you do not like the unkindness of others, or how harsh…

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How to respond to teenager attitude without losing your mind

By Shaunti Feldhahn on April 5, 2017

Not that this ever happens. But every now and then our kids (girls and boys) might perhaps display a little attitude. Perhaps it’s an eye roll, a derisive tone, a sudden disrespectful temper. Whatever it is, it’s almost guaranteed to…

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Dads, Say This to Your Daughters

By Shaunti Feldhahn on March 22, 2017

Dads, we know you love your daughter. And you know you love your daughter. But you might be surprised at much she needs to hear it. In the research with teens and preteens for For Parents Only, I found that…

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Every Work-From-Home Parent’s Hilarious Nightmare

By Shaunti Feldhahn on March 15, 2017

So there you are, in your best suit, giving a Skype video presentation in your best professional manner – and thankful that the people on the other end can’t tell you are doing it all from a home office. After…

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Avoid divorce with this simple recipe for a happy marriage

By Shaunti Feldhahn on March 1, 2017

I love that social science now regularly disproves this long-held belief of our culture: that if you are very unhappy in your marriage, it’s better to be realistic and just move on.  Because there is very little chance that you…

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Let’s Stop Dissing Dads (And the Daddy Commercial That Made Me Cry)

By Shaunti Feldhahn on September 1, 2016

OK, it’s my turn to ask a question: why do we think it is okay to publicly ridicule men as lazy, uncaring so-and-so’s who just don’t work as hard as we noble, all-giving, all-caring women? A friend showed me this…

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Why I’m Grateful for My Daughter’s First Car Accident

By Shaunti Feldhahn on July 29, 2016

This might sound odd, but I’m really, really grateful for my 16-year-old daughter’s car accident yesterday. Yes, you read that right. She got her license a few months ago, and is a careful, conscientious driver.  She’s uncomfortable going five miles…

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2 Things to Do if You Want Your Teen to Talk to You

By Shaunti Feldhahn on June 29, 2016

“How was school?” (Shrug.)  “Fine.” “What did you do?” “Nothin’.” If this sounds familiar, join the club!   Not only do I have two teenagers, but I’ve interviewed and surveyed about 3,000 of them for For Parents Only and other books,…

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