The Forced Apology: Keep it or Leave it?

You know what The Forced Apology is, right? Kid does something inappropriate, conversation with parent follows, kid should correct the wrong or repair the relationship. So what about it? Should parents force their children to make apologies? I’ve long thought this a tricky question, so I’ll attempt to unpack the pros and cons here. First, …

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Starting a Stepdad Summit

Being an effective stepdad starts and ends with intentionality. Yes, a lot of good stuff will happen in the course of parenting that is meaningful and yields good results. But I've found that thoughtful structures are very effective in terms of making sure those important check-ins, connections, and discussions happen regularly. As they say, communication is …

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