Do you have a recurring problem in your family? Is there an issue that comes up day after day and causes disruption? Many families seek parent coaching around difficult situations which happen repeatedly in their daily lives. Two common examples are battles over homework and arguments over turning off screens. As a coach, I like to ask moms and dads to imagine what their lives would be like without these
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