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Dr. Allison Rees

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LIFE Seminars has two books available, Sidestepping the Power Struggle and The Parent Child Connection. See lifeseminars.com.

Hello Stress

When we’re under stress, we tend to become cranky and irritable. Stress, often caused by too many demands and not enough “downtime,” is one...

Hindsight is 20/20

During stressful times it is really hard to practice all those great parenting skills we have learned.Because we all have a history of some...

The Relationship Saboteur

Communication is 90 per cent body language. Our tone of voice or that look on our face can say more about how we are...

Lock Down Good Habits

Schoolwork is a kid issue, but how does that look during lockdown?We care about our kids and want to support them, but this is...

Healthy Families

People who in their childhood were unable to take control of their own lives often suffer from learned helplessness. They believe that things and...

Quit Riffin’ on Your Kid

Parents have the mistaken goal of trying to teach their children the shortcuts to becoming a high functioning adult. We have learned so much...

The Adulting Parent

If discipline means to teach, what does punishment mean? Meaning: The infliction or imposition of a penalty as retribution for an offence. We don’t...

Different Kinds of Attention

Negative attention can take many forms, but one of them is allowing your child to take you away from something that is important to...

The Art of Listening

You never listen to me! Have you heard one word that I have said?We have all had the experience of being in a conversation...

Teacher Care

Think about your child’s teachers. Somewhere in their decision to become a teacher, there was likely a part of them that wanted to make...

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