When Giving Instructions, Consider the Timing

• • • • • Parenting Tip September 21, 2013 When Giving Instructions, Consider the Timing An important step in a good instruction routine is to consider timing. Parents who realize that a child needs an instruction must stop and think of the best way to present it. Ask yourself, “How can I communicate this

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When Children Resist Instructions

• • • • • Parenting Tip September 17, 2013 When Children Resist Instructions When a child continually demonstrates resistance to instructions, then it’s time to decide whether you need to emphasize relationship more or you need to discipline for a lack of responsiveness. Sometimes we take our children for granted, order them around, and

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Teens Need Relationship

• • • • • Parenting Tip September 10, 2013 Teens Need Relationship Getting physically close to your child is important when giving instructions, especially with teenagers. Teens need relationship whether they’ll admit it or not. In fact, the stronger the relationship, the less likely you’ll get resistance. Sometimes young people resent having to share

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iHATE

I hate my toe! It’s purple and swollen and bloody. I think it’s broken but I’ve never seen a toe cast so I’m not going to bother having it examined, it throbs enough already. The pain is creating a limp in my walk and putting on socks takes forever. I’ll probably lose the toenail. Feet

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