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Cynthia Tobias

For more than 30 years, Cynthia Ulrich Tobias has been teaching people of all ages how to discover and use the strengths of their natural learning style to succeed in virtually any situation. She is an author, speaker, and the founder and CEO of AppLe St. (Applied Learning Styles). Cynthia’s latest books include You Can’t Make Me! and A Woman of Strength and Purpose, in addition to her classics The Way They Learn, Every Child Can Succeed and Bringing Out the Best in Your Child. She has two grown sons. Learn more about Cynthia by visiting her website, www.cynthiatobias.com.

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Practical Advice for Parenting Strong-Willed Children (Part 2 of 2)

Educator and author Cynthia Tobias offers encouragement and practical advice for the difficult scenarios faced by frustrated parents of strong-willed children, ranging from very young to adult. (Part 2 of 2)

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Practical Advice for Parenting Strong-Willed Children (Part 1 of 2)

Educator and author Cynthia Tobias offers encouragement and practical advice for the difficult scenarios faced by frustrated parents of strong-willed children, ranging from very young to adult. (Part 1 of 2)

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Finding Your Path in Life (Part 2 of 2)

How do you know when you’re not only in the right job, but on the right track in life? On this Best of 2019 broadcast, author Cynthia Tobias shares guidelines to help you determine what talents God has given you, and what strengths will get you where you need to go. (Part 2 of 2)

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Finding Your Path in Life (Part 1 of 2)

How do you know when you’re not only in the right job, but on the right track in life? On this Best of 2019 broadcast, author Cynthia Tobias shares guidelines to help you determine what talents God has given you, and what strengths will get you where you need to go. (Part 1 of 2)

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Getting Along With Others at Home and Work (Part 2 of 2)

Educator and author Cynthia Tobias explains how various learning styles affect us both at home and at work, and illustrates how our friends and family may perceive the world very differently than we do. She explains how recognizing those perceptions can help us improve our relationships. (Part 2 of 2)

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Getting Along With Others at Home and Work (Part 1 of 2)

Educator and author Cynthia Tobias explains how various learning styles affect us both at home and at work, and illustrates how our friends and family may perceive the world very differently than we do. She explains how recognizing those perceptions can help us improve our relationships. (Part 1 of 2)

How to Prepare Your Child for Middle School

Plan ahead and make adjustments to pave the way for a strong transition from elementary to middle school.

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Strong-Willed Women Mothering Strong-Willed Children

If you’re a strong-willed woman, it can be tough to parent a younger version of yourself. But you also have a definite advantage—you know what it’s like to be a strong-willed child. 

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Surviving the Strong-Willed Child (Part 2 of 2)

Author and speaker Cynthia Tobias offers practical advice and encouragement to frustrated parents of strong-willed children. (Part 2 of 2)

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Surviving the Strong-Willed Child (Part 1 of 2)

Author and speaker Cynthia Tobias offers practical advice and encouragement to frustrated parents of strong-willed children. (Part 1 of 2)

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Helping Kids Thrive in the Middle School Years (Part 2 of 2)

Cynthia Tobias and Jean Daly explain how parents can successfully navigate the challenges they face in dealing with the physical, emotional and social changes their children experience during the middle school years. (Part 2 of 2)

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Helping Kids Thrive in the Middle School Years (Part 1 of 2)

Cynthia Tobias and Jean Daly explain how parents can successfully navigate the challenges they face in dealing with the physical, emotional and social changes their children experience during the middle school years. (Part 1 of 2)

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Discovering Your Child’s Learning Style (Part 2 of 2)

Education expert Cynthia Tobias discusses the primary ways we learn, how we process information, and how parents can motivate children by recognizing and cultivating their individual learning styles. (Part 2 of 2)

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Discovering Your Child’s Learning Style (Part 1 of 2)

Education expert Cynthia Tobias discusses the primary ways we learn, how we process information, and how parents can motivate children by recognizing and cultivating their individual learning styles. (Part 1 of 2)

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Different Kinds of Smart

Recognize the differences in how your children learn.

End the Homework Battle

Create a homework plan based on your child’s learning style.

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Additional Insights on the Strong-Willed Child

In a follow-up to our recent broadcast “Practical Advice for Parenting Strong-Willed Children”, educator Cynthia Tobias returns to offer additional parenting wisdom for single parents, blended families and grandparents, as well as help for navigating the strong-willed teenager.

Strong Women and Married Life

Most strong-willed women handle marriage the way we do almost everything else — we have the capacity to bring out both great passion and great friction.

Welcome to the Middle School Zone

Your child is changing. Is your parenting?

Those Clumsy Middle-school Years

Middle schoolers can be clumsy. Here is a way to help your child through those awkward growth spurts.

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Encouraging Siblings to Get Along

Foster your children’s relationships with each other so they can learn to appreciate what makes each sibling unique.

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Managing Sibling Conflict

Education expert Cynthia Tobias explains what parents can do to reduce the amount of conflict between their children and create a more peaceful home environment.