Author Archives: Damara Simmons

Why Obedience Should Never be the Goal of Parenting

As I round the hallway corner my irritation explodes at the sight of my thirteen year old son playing a computer game. He has been on that computer too long, he has other things to do! My brain screams. “You need to go practice the piano!” I blurt. His shoulders tense. He is not going…

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2017 Bestseller Skyrockets Your Parenting

Stop bribing, threatening or punishing—it’s time to win at parenting. BONAIRE, GA – Jan. 4, 2017 Parenting Brilliantly, a website that provides solutions for busy moms and dads, announced today the release of SELF-MOTIVATED KIDS, a brand-new parenting guide, just in time for the new year. The book was written by owner and parenting mentor,…

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What Can You Do Instead of Yelling?

Walking down the grocery isle, the shrill words, “Get over here,” screams through your head. “Stop touching everything you see,” yells the mother in front of you as she glares at her three-year-old daughter with laser eyes that  cut steal. The young girl’s shoulders droop, her head lowers.  She hesitantly walks towards her mother. A bright…

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One Simple Way to Connect with Your Teenager

My body tenses as I approach my teenage son to discuss his plummeting English grade. “So what’s going on with your English class?” I ask. “I don’t want to talk about it. It’s my grade and my life,” he retorts. Tension has been running high. Sometimes higher than the international space station. Frowns and scowls…

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A Lesser Known Truth about Your Child’s Ability to Succeed

The enormity of your responsibility engulfs you like a crashing ten foot wave as you gaze at the perfect bitty head swaddled in the blanket looking like a hot dog in a bun. God, you plead, how do I keep him safe from heart-ache and pain? If only I could put him in a padded, double-walled…

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