Group Offenses Around Character Qualities

• • • • • Parenting Tip October 30, 2012 Group Offenses Around Character Qualities When you feel overwhelmed by the poor behavior of your children, here’s an exercise that will give you some direction. In fact, this activity is good for any parent looking for ways to help children grow, but it’s especially helpful

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When Addressing Sibling Conflict, Discipline Kids Separately

• • • • • Parenting Tip October 27, 2012   When Addressing Sibling Conflict, Discipline Kids Separately   One of the most challenging aspects of family life is sibling conflict. You want your children to have close relationships but differing personalities, competitiveness, and immaturity often gets in the way. Conflict between brothers and sisters

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Use Anger to Spark Creativity

• • • • • Parenting Tip October 21, 2012 Use Anger to Spark Creativity We say, “Anger is good for identifying problems but not good for solving them.” Once you become aware of a problem, look for a more creative and productive way to solve it. When parents choose to reflect only anger, they

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Slow Down the Emotion

• • • • • Parenting Tip October 18, 2012 Slow Down the Emotion When the emotion starts increasing in your interactions, it’s time to slow down the process. One mom said, “I feel a lot of intensity and tend to react without thinking. It’s as if my emotions have the ability to bypass my

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You Don’t Want to Raise a People Pleaser

• • • • • Parenting Tip October 14, 2012 You Don’t Want to Raise a People Pleaser Many children grow up in homes where parents react with explosive anger. These children learn to make decisions based on avoiding the next angry outburst. Unfortunately they then may grow up to be people pleasers. Anger appears

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Dealing With Sarcasm

• • • • • Parenting Tip October 11, 2012 Dealing With Sarcasm Communication is like sitting at a table and passing messages back and forth. Anyone can take a piece of paper and a pencil, write down a message, and give it to anyone else across the table. A sarcastic remark, however, is like

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A Heart Approach is Different

• • • • • Parenting Tip October 8, 2012 A Heart Approach is Different Many parents use a simple behavior modification approach to raise their children. “If you get your homework done, then you can go out and play.” “If you clean your room, then you can watch a video.” Unfortunately children trained this

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Parenting Insight You Can Use Now

Parenting Insight You Can Use Now As children grow and mature, parents must make adjustments in the way they parent. Some of those changes are minor or subtle; others are more significant. In the same way that children go through developmental stages, parents must learn to adapt by shifting the way they interact, care for,

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