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Finding Courage for the Scariest Step in Tough Conversations

“Would anyone like to role play a tough conversation?” I ask. By their response, it looks like I’ve asked if anyone would like their hair pulled out one strand at a time. They look down at the table, then sneak wide-eyed looks at each other. I had just finished teaching my 7 Steps to Tough […]

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4 Steps to Teach Your Kids to Say “No” to Protect Themselves from Harm

(to hear me read this post, click on the audio bar above)   It’s 7:15 am. Too early for a drama rehearsal. But this isn’t drama. This is life. “Let me hear you say ‘No,’” I direct my kids at the breakfast table. One says a sheepish, ”No,” while looking down at his cereal. Another

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