Slowing Down the Emotion

• • • • • Parenting Tip December 29, 2016 Slowing 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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A Time to Practice Saying Thank You

• • • • • Parenting Tip December 22, 2016 A Time to Practice Saying Thank You Gratefulness is an important life quality because it helps us appreciate what we have instead of complaining about what we don’t have. Gratefulness is a lifestyle but it starts by saying “Thank you” to others who bless us.

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Practicing Servanthood

 Practicing Servanthood at Christmas Sometimes children believe that the whole world revolves around them. Parents, because they enjoy caring for their kids, may at times contribute to a child-centered mentality and unknowingly reinforce this misconception. Children then get the impression that parents, siblings, and even the family pets are there simply to make them happy.

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Caring for Others

• • • • • Parenting Tip December 9, 2016 Caring for Others One of the great ways to help children think of giving instead of just getting at Christmas is to reach out to others you don’t even know. This one activity can do a tremendous amount to help kids focus on others, not

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Understanding Attitudes and How to Change Them

• • • • • Parenting Tip December 1, 2016 Understanding Attitudes And How To Change Them “Attitude” is a shorthand term used to summarize many different feelings, thoughts, and behaviors all at the same time. Various triggers provoke attitudes and simply hearing a word or seeing a signal can change a person’s perspective. All

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