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Advanced On-line T.I.P.S Webinars and Private Consultations

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Your Advanced On-line T.I.P.S. All-Inclusive Training package includes six group coaching webinars to help you process what you learn in the course and three private consultation calls to apply what you learn to your unique family’s needs. Choose the group coaching webinar series you prefer from the choices at: https://parentstoolshop.com/tips-support-webinars Please use our scheduling tool to select a time for the three private consultation calls with the coach providing your webinar series.  Go ahead and schedule the first one now so it will be near the beginning of the course.  You are... (Read More ...)

Advanced T.I.P.S. Course Access

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Thank you for making a commitment to becoming a more effective parent by registering for the On-line Advanced T.I.P.S. Training based on The Parents Toolshop®: The Universal Blueprint® for Building a Healthy Family. Although they may never realize or say it, your children will be grateful you made their upbringing a priority by investing your time and energy to learn these profound yet practical skills and apply them in your daily life. You can access the Advanced T.I.P.S. Training modules and materials from this page. Keep in mind that you can decide to get support from a Certified Parents Toolshop®... (Read More ...)

Is The Family Bed An Option For You?

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Your child starts out the night in his own bed, but usually gets up while you are still doing things on the household chore list. Instead of finishing the chores, you go to his room and lay with him until he falls asleep. You are up later to get everything done. After you are asleep, your child comes into your bedroom sometime during the night. You are tired, so you just let him climb into the family bed. However, not everyone sleeps well when this happens.  You or your spouse toss and turn or feel cramped. Plus, you hear horror stories and expert warnings about the dangers of the family bed. One... (Read More ...)

How Can Stay At Home Moms Dealing With Loneliness Create Their Own Support Systems?

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Tonya is among the ranks of stay-at-home moms.  She thinks it is important to be the primary caregiver for her child throughout the early years. Although Tonya enjoys being able to see her child reach all the first milestones, she finds herself longing for the adult companionship she had with her co-workers and is dealing with loneliness, like most stay at home moms. Tonya wishes there was a way to connect with other stay at home moms so they can support one another and remain sane. Stay at home moms get no sick leave, days off, or vacation time.  They are on duty 24/7.  If you are a stay at... (Read More ...)

How Do You Teach Effective Communication Skills To Your Children?

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“How was your day?” Rebecca asked her twelve-year-old when he came home from school. “Ok,” he responds. “Did you learn anything new today?” she asks. “Nope,” her son plainly says while staring out the window. “Well, what did you do today?” she asks. “Nothing,” her son responds in a tone of voice that was clearly saying, “I’ll be thirteen next month, mom, please stop trying to talk to me, gosh!”Rebecca picked up on this tone of voice and stopped the conversation there. Do you find it difficult to communicate with your own children? Does it seem hard to connect with... (Read More ...)

What Can Be Done When There is A Bad Role Model Within Sibling Relationships or Among Peers?

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Debbie’s thirteen-year-old, Darren, is a poor behavior example for her younger children. She is constantly telling Darren to keep his hands to himself and let the younger children do things on their own. She tells him, “You’re not their parent,” because he tells the younger children what to do and tries to punish them.  The younger children get frustrated with the bossiness of the older child.  They don’t like how he is short with them and they whine at him to leave them alone or tell him “you can’t make me, you’re not my mother!” In Debbie’s situation, there are... (Read More ...)

Effective Problem Solving Strategies: How Do You Teach Children To Responsibly Solve Their Own Problems?

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“I don’t know what’s up with my friends lately.  It seems they never have time to hang out and do anything I think will be fun,” David complains to his mom, Chloe. “Well there is so much you can do on your own, David.  What do you need your friends for?  Why don’t you go read one of those books from the library or practice your guitar?” Chloe suggests “Agh, Mom, you just don’t understand.  Don’t you know what it’s like to want to hang out with your friends anymore?” David asks “Well, if they don’t want to do the things you like, then what kind of friends are they? ... (Read More ...)

Children and Divorce: How Do You Ease A Teen’s Resistance to Divorce and Remarriage?

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Brad’s fiancé, Rebecca is 40 and he is 46. Brad is divorced without kids and Rebecca has a fourteen-year-old son from a prior marriage. When they moved into Brad’s home, Rebecca’s son became difficult. He has rejected all prior suitors, not because he wants his parents to get back together, but to be the man of the house and to control mom. He even got upset when Rebecca asked him to give her away at the wedding, since he thought he was losing her. He doesn’t want her to see Brad and that is not going to happen. What can Brad and Rebecca do to assure him that he is important, he isn’t... (Read More ...)

Are Your Children Lying? Why Children Lie and How Can You Encourage Truthfulness?

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Kimberly wants her children to be honest, but sometimes she accidentally models lying or responds to lies in ways that actually perpetuate the problem. For example, When a sales person calls, Kimberly has her children tell them she is not home. When she’s at a restaurant, she lies about her children’s ages to let them eat off the kids menu. When she is given extra change, she keeps it.  Kimberly is surprised when she finds out her older son has been lying to her about going to a friend’s house after school and instead has been riding his bike to the park to play soccer. It was a fluke she... (Read More ...)

About Us

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Only The Parent’s Toolshop® Offers a Proven Universal Parenting Plan That You Can Tailor to Fit Your Family’s Individual Needs! As a parent, you have one of the most important jobs in the world!   At Parents Toolshop® our goal is to support and guide you with exceptional, real-world tested, evidenced-based programs and resources for learning the special language and actions required to be the best parent you can be.   While there is no “one right way” to parent, there are proven-effective tools that you can learn to apply in ways that meet the individual needs of your children,... (Read More ...)