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Starting Today, You Can Build a Productive, Enjoyable Writing Habit

Do you struggle to get your writing to the people who need it? Sit Write Share is the treasure trove of doable writing strategies you need for unlocking your writing potential! There’s nothing like holding your own book in your hands and sending it into the world to make a difference for others. Last year...
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When Your Experience Disagrees With Research

The devil is in the details when it comes to applying research findings. This week I received a newsletter from a researcher I really admire. It was written by someone from her team, and I was excited to read it. But as I dove in, I knew right away that the research-based advice would not...
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Happy Project India Interview Introduces The Effort Myth

Please enjoy and share this In-depth interview with Dr. Sandip Roy of the Happy Project India. We talk about how to break away from the myth that learners must work hard to achieve success, and I share how parents can build emotional safety for a learner, even when they cannot yield to their student’s wishes....
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You Made The Effort Myth a Best Seller! 

When I set out to write The Effort Myth, How to Give Your Child the Three Gifts of Motivation, I had a title. In fact, I’d been thinking about writing this book for over 30 years. Last December I just decided to write it. I did not expect what happened this week. Here are some of the...
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Today’s Book Launch Day! FAQ’s for Getting and Giving The Effort Myth

Here are the top questions I’ve received about getting your copy of The Effort Myth today: I don’t have a Kindle device so how can I read the Kindle version of the book? No worries! Just download the free Kindle app on Amazon and you can read the book on your phone, tablet, or laptop....
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The Art of Distractibility, Part V: Go Through the (E)Motions

I have earned a C- on a test I was sure I’d aced. I feel my shoulders slump and my energy plummet. I hide the test and start chatting with my friends, trying to put my sadness and shame from my mind. Have you ever tried to shove away an unwanted feeling? Who hasn’t! No...
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The Art of Distractibility, Part IV: Recharge with Positive People

After an unbelievably tough day, I slump through the door. I should get to work on my assignments or chores, or at least eat a healthy dinner, but I feel way too defeated to do any of that. I just want to relax! I grab a bag of chips, flop on the sofa, and lose...
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Learn & Flourish Posts on Social

Have you seen how cool our social media is these days? In February every post was about how to Lead with Love. In March we are bringing you a little dose of inspiration, humor or both each day as Spring edges nearer. In April? Follow us to find out! Facebook Positive Edge Parent FB Group...
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Mind the Gap Year: We’ll Keep You on the College Track!

Hello, Parent of a High School Senior! This post is for you! Especially if your child has a history of school challenges, we can translate your child’s struggle into strengths and opportunities that are just what a college or university is looking for. During the first year of the COVID pandemic, uncertainty ruled the college...
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The Sudden Caregiver: A Roadmap to Resilient Caregiving

Taking care or needing care? Lots of us are feeling burned out about now. I highly recommend my friend and colleague Karen Warner Schueler’s new book on caregiving, The Sudden Caregiver. Karen has turned her own caregiving experience into a roadmap that helps caregivers thrive, not merely survive, no matter what else is going on....
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