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Date registered: February 1, 2011

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  1. Win-Win Sister Relationship — February 26, 2015
  2. Win-Win Relationships and Problem Solving — February 20, 2015
  3. Healthy Communication When Addressing Issues — February 13, 2015
  4. Unhealthy Responses to Anger — February 6, 2015
  5. Anger; A Secondary Emotion — February 3, 2015

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Feb 26

Win-Win Sister Relationship

Dear Readers, This week I am changing my style just a bit; my best expressions of what I want to say come when writing my youngest sister, Colleen. So, thinking with my writing here, I am going to share as if I were writing to her. I wrote last week’s piece and it was lacking, …

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Feb 20

Win-Win Relationships and Problem Solving

Author Steven Covey talks about the habit of mutual benefit in his book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People*. The primary principle of win-win is thinking mutual benefit. Thinking win-win is a mindset that sets its goal as a willingness to work together towards a solution that works to meet the needs of each. …

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Feb 13

Healthy Communication When Addressing Issues

Most of us do not intentionally find ourselves in the midst of conflict and argument. In fact, it is the opposite, most of us ask, “What happened?” I thought things were going well or I was just going to address this one little thing and it blew up into something way bigger. Healthy communication takes …

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Feb 06

Unhealthy Responses to Anger

Two unhealthy responses to anger are Attack or Retreat. These common responses to our upset make the situation about me, and what I am feeling. These unhealthy reactions do little to bring about problem solving and resolution. Both reactions create an unhealthy response and are ineffective in dealing with our life issues. Let’s take a …

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Feb 03

Anger; A Secondary Emotion

Last week I identified a component of anger; it is a secondary emotion. This week I want to provide a starting point to help recognize what is happening when we are angry. To begin to solve our anger the first and most effective thing we can do is breathe, just breathe. Intense anger causes our …

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Jan 19

Thoughts regarding Anger

Anger is a secondary emotion – underneath lies the primary emotion:  frustration, regret, disappointment, embarrassment, feelings of rejection, sadness, being misunderstood, among other emotions. The anger is a result of something we have seen or experienced and is often the first expression of what lies underneath. It is not the true feeling. I have learned …

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Jul 21

10 Ways to Make Learning Fun this Summer

Summer vacation is still going strong and so should your child’s education. Sure it’s nice to have time off from school, but that doesn’t mean your child should be taking time off from learning this summer. Spending time outdoors on the playground, watching TV and going on family vacations are great, but try to incorporate …

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Jul 11

10 Conflicts Between Parents and Children and How To Resolve Them

Every parents goes through the stress and heartache of communicating with their child, but what parents need to realize is this miscommunication is formed in their own home.To better understand this rationalization and realize there is an effective way to handle conflicts with our children, Your Tango experts weighed in on topics parents most commonly fight about …

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Jul 08

Communication Tips for Parents and Kids

Communicating with your child is an everyday challenge, but soon it will get easier (yea right).  So for the time being lets break down a few communication tips to strengthen our feelings of self-worth as we develop good relationships in our family and with others. Communication tips between a child and parent, courtesy of Kid …

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Jun 30

Summer Events for Kids in Grand Forks

Grand Forks 4th of July

Summer is officially in full swing, on and off the baseball diamonds. So be sure to get out your calendars and start circling dates because you won’t want to miss these kid-friendly events going on this summer throughout Grand Forks/East Grand Forks. 4th of July  What: Sertoma Club Festival and Fireworks on the 4th of July …

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