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Cara Tyrrell, Founder Core4Parenting
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You’ve heard this quip, right? It’s along the lines of, put your money where your mouth is and no pain - no gain.  

In plain speak, we tend to take action when we feel invested. 

For example:

Your friend gives you free access to her newest online course and you never...

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Mama’s Mini-Mental Health Day about me character mental health mom life self care self identity

Dear Reader, I wrote this on September 4th, 2018. Reading through it nearly three years to the day, I take it as a much needed reminder that every season of our life is just that - and then there is another. Today, I still work really hard but I’m not strung out, and I control my time. To...

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Brene Brown said to Dare Greatly so I promptly burst into tears about me character core4 education kindergarten skills teaching

I just finished listening to Brene Brown's book, Daring Greatly, and promptly burst into tears.

I nearly made it too. But the last four minutes did me in.

You know when, back in the day, you went to a movie theatre and it was a tear jerker but you kept it together, so as not to blubber cry...

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My Journey to Parenthood about me character core4 parenting parenting mission statemnet parenting tips raising children

All I’ve ever wanted to do was be a parent. If you follow me anywhere on line, you already know that. If not, I mean… well the pics say it all. (Yes, my Cabbage Patch Kid had a first and middle name.)

Blood may be thicker than water, but that’s science and this is spirit. ...

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My Public Apology to My Mother about me character first time mom motherhood self identity

To Mother (v) to love and learn in equal measure.

I am an only child.

This is relevant because I really didn’t want to be. In fact, I made it clear with unnecessary repetition to my mother that the lack of a sibling was unacceptable!

My mother, however, was not an only child. ...

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Cara Tyrrell @Core4Parenting
Ep 10. Raising Successful Kids Skill #5 Time Management
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Ep 10. Raising Successful Kids Skill #5 Time Management character conscious parenting core4 skills time management

Welcome back, mamas. Today we're wrapping up a six part series. We started this five episodes ago, talking about the skills that your COVID babies, infants, toddlers, and preschoolers need to practice every day in order to have a breadth of skill sets to go be ready learners and ready people to...

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Cara Tyrrell @Core4Parenting
Ep 9. Raising Successful Kids Skill #4- Sense of Self
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Ep 9. Raising Successful Kids Skill #4- Sense of Self character conscious parenting core4 self identity sense of self skills

Welcome back, mamas. We are nearly through our top five executive functioning skills series that will help your child grow into a kindergarten and world ready kid. Today's skill doesn't actually sound like one.  Today's executive functioning skill is sense of self. Let's sit with that for a...

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Cara Tyrrell @Core4Parenting
Ep 8. Raising Successful Kids Skill #3 - Flexible Thinking
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Ep 8. Raising Successful Kids Skill #3 - Flexible Thinking character conscious parenting core4 flexible thinking skills toddler mom

Welcome back, mamas. I am thrilled that we are still in the middle of our five part series of executive functioning skills. We can practice with our kids every day that will set them up for success in the real world.  Today, we are talking about flexible thinking, skill number three out of...

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Cara Tyrrell @Core4Parenting
Ep 7. Raising Successful Kids Skill #2 - Emotional Regulation
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Ep 7. Raising Successful Kids Skill #2 - Emotional Regulation character conscious parenting core4 emotional awareness emotional intelligence emotional regulation eq skills

Hey mamas, welcome back. I'm so excited that we are in the depths of our six part series.  Highlighting the five essential skills that you need to practice with your child every day to raise them into great human beings who add value to the world.  Today we are on skill number two out...

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Cara Tyrrell @Core4Parenting
Ep. 4 What is a Parenting GPS? (And Why You Need One!)
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Ep. 4 What is a Parenting GPS? (And Why You Need One!) character conscious parenting core4 parenting gps

Today we're talking about a concept that is near and dear to my heart, and it's deep inside the methodology here at Core 4 Parenting.  It's a concept that I created called the Parenting GPS.  Let me tell you a little story before we get started with how this applies to parenting. ...

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Cara Tyrrell @Core4Parenting
Ep. 3 The Who vs. What Factor for Raising World Ready Kids
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Ep. 3 The Who vs. What Factor for Raising World Ready Kids character conscious parenting core4 toddler mom

Today's topic is one that is near and dear to my heart. It is another core inside the core four methodology.  It's the who versus what thinking that we use when we think about raising really good human beings. Think about it.

 

Who you are has been a really long journey to get to.

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