Discipline (Part One): Getting Clear On Your Core Values

by Tracy Poizner  |  19.11.17 | 0:55

Not many of us make it a point to discuss serious topics like shared values before we get married or move in together. What’s important to you? To pass on to the kids? What kind of people do you want them to be? You need to be clear about this because discipline means much more Read the full article…

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Do You Feel Like An Outsider As A Stepmom?

by Tracy Poizner  |  04.11.17 | 22:35

In this video, I talk about how to cope with the common problem of feeling like an outsider in your family. There are a bunch of different reasons why this can happen, and some of then you can change, while others are outside of your control. What you CAN control is whether you give your Read the full article…

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Hold Your First Family Meeting!

by Tracy Poizner  |  27.10.17 | 23:41

Maybe this sounds like as much fun as joining a Polar Bear swim on New Years’ Day, but it can be a great way to accomplish a lot of goals for your everyone in your family: It makes rules and expectations clear. It gives everyone a voice and lets the kids tell you what they Read the full article…

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The Secret Key To Your Stepchild’s Heart

by Tracy Poizner  |  25.10.17 | 17:56

The ONE thing every stepmom ABSOLUTELY needs to know! Just let me know where to send your download.    

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Shareholder Satisfaction: The Secret Life Of The 50/50 Child

by Tracy Poizner  |  25.10.17 | 17:42

Imagine, if you will, that you work in an office where as part of the normal workflow you must work every other week at a different location. You pack up all your stuff – you might even need to put it in a large briefcase on wheels – and go to another desk in another Read the full article…

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The Candy Conundrum

by Tracy Poizner  |  23.10.17 | 20:49

It is the end of October as I write this and parents inclined toward healthy living are in a conundrum. You don’t want to be a wet blanket about one of the most beloved kid-centered events of the year, but your kids are going to be a wreck if you just let them eat all Read the full article…

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I Wish Mom And Dad Were Still Together

by Tracy Poizner  |  17.10.17 | 14:16

These are words that can strike at the heart of a stepmother so it’s important to understand what kids really mean when they say this. If you have lost one of your own parents, you might sometimes feel like saying “I wish dad were still around. I really miss him”. I think you know what Read the full article…

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Do Not Leave Home Without These Three Things. Like, Ever.

by Tracy Poizner  |  16.10.17 | 0:30

If you are new to the kids game, here is a rule that will never fail you. It is a mantra that I say to myself every time I am going out the door with one or more children. It goes like this: “A drink, a snack, a handful of Kleenex”. I know what you Read the full article…

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5 Ways Of Being Not-Your-Mom

by Tracy Poizner  |  10.10.17 | 14:53

5 WAYS OF BEING “NOT-YOUR-MOM” My personal approach to the role of stepmother is to avoid behaving like a mom. There could be good reasons to do otherwise, but for most of us I think this is the best policy and here is why: Birth moms (BM) do not like it one bit. Despite the Read the full article…

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You’re Already A Model Parent

by Tracy Poizner  |  27.09.17 | 20:06

Children learn absolutely everything they need to know by watching and copying. It’s amazing, but if there was no such a thing as school, they would figure everything they need to do by watching others who can already do it. They do things over and over again, forming mental patterns that allow them to walk Read the full article…

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