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Conflict, an inevitable aspect of human interaction, challenges our ability to communicate effectively. Whether in the workplace or personal relationships, the key to navigating conflict lies in understanding and implementing effective communication strategies. This guide explores practical approaches to enhance communication during conflicts, emphasizing the distinction between reactive communication and responsive communication. Effective Communication Strategies […]

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 Co-parenting can be a difficult journey under the best circumstances. Even with two well indented parents, co-parents can still encounter conflicts and hurdles. Co-parenting with a partner with Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) can significantly complicate the landscape. This blog aims to explore the nuances of this dynamic, offering insights and strategies to manage this complex […]

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Let’s talk about the complex world of post-divorce parenting, examining the distinct styles of high-conflict parenting, parallel parenting, and productive co-parenting. Each of these approaches has unique characteristics and impacts on the children involved. We’ll explore why child-centered parenting, particularly productive co-parenting, stands out as the most beneficial approach in fostering a healthy environment for […]

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Introduction In the complex world of parenting after separation, co-parenting emerges as a critical strategy for nurturing a child’s well-being. Unlike traditional parenting, co-parenting involves collaboration between two individuals who have transitioned from a personal relationship to a shared parental role. This blog delves into the nuances of co-parenting, emphasizing its child-focused nature, the insignificance […]

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In a world where the phrase “cancel culture” has become common place it’s crucial to address: How do we navigate disagreements in a cancel culture society? Cancel culture, for the uninitiated, is the practice of withdrawing support for (canceling) public figures, companies, brands, or even lesser-known individuals after they have done or said something considered […]

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The Inevitability of Conflict Sometimes conflict is necessary. It’s a phrase that might make many of us cringe. Conflict, in its essence, is often seen as a negative force, something to be avoided at all costs. However, in the realm of problem-solving and relationship building, conflict can be a pivotal and necessary element. It’s not […]

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Family conflict is an inevitable part of human relationships. Whether it’s a disagreement with a sibling, a heated debate with a parent, or a clash with a cousin, conflicts can strain familial ties. To effectively address these issues with grace and understanding, consider the following five strategies, each of which offers a more in-depth perspective […]

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 Conflict with your teenager can feel like an ongoing battle you never actually intended to be in. They’ve perfected selective hearing and making you wonder if you’re conversing with a brick wall. But no worries, as a conflict resolution expert and a parent of a teen myself, I’m here to guide you through the top […]

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Sibling rivalry—a timeless drama played out in every household. As a parent, it’s your job to keep the peace, or at least try and avert total mayhem in your home. In this blog post, we’ll examine the typical scenarios of sibling conflict and provide you with some straightforward yet witty solutions to help you maintain […]

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Not getting along with your Mother-in-Law can be tough. They say when you marry someone, you marry their family too. But what happens when that “marriage” comes with a side of mother-in-law conflict? We’ve all heard the mother-in-law jokes, but real-life situations can be far from funny. Let’s dive into this delicate issue with a […]

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