Honesty Requires Character

• • • • • Parenting Tip November 8, 2013 Honesty Requires Character Lying is a sign of a character weakness. It’s a shortcut. Greed and impulsiveness set a person up for dishonesty. A child who lies sacrifices a clear conscience for some kind of immediate gain. He exchanges godly values for a quick-fix solution.

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The Truth about Lying

• • • • • Parenting Tip November 4, 2013 The Truth about Lying Deception is a term we use to describe a number of kinds of dishonest words or actions. Lying is only one piece of the bigger puzzle. Some people define lying as saying something that is not true, but we believe lying

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Should I Change My Mind?

• • • • • Parenting Tip October 28, 2013 Should I Change My Mind? When parents say no, sometimes children choose to argue and plead their case. In the interaction parents can learn new information that persuades them to change their minds. Unfortunately during the dialogue children may treat parents with disrespect and be

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Don’t Take The Bait

• • • • • Parenting Tip October 23, 2013 Don’t Take The Bait Be careful when your children bait you and try to draw you into a fight. If you’re easily sucked into an argument with your child, it may be an indication that you need to do some work on your own anger.

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Building Healthy Homes – 6 C’s of Success

Don’t be Deterred by Resistance

• • • • • Parenting Tip October 17, 2013 Don’t be Deterred by Resistance Children often don’t understand why parents instruct, correct, or set limits for them. Your kids likely question your wisdom and motivations. Although your children may resist your parenting, don’t give up. There will be times when you’d rather escape than

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A Work in Progress

• • • • • Parenting Tip October 15, 2013 A Work in Progress How you view your children and what you think about correction can help you stay calm when things get tough. Imagine a car dealership where a man named Martin works in the showroom. Martin shows cars to prospective customers. If he

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Monitor Frustration Levels

• • • • • Parenting Tip October 11, 2013 Monitor Frustration Levels When allowing a child to solve a problem, it’s important to monitor the frustration level. A little frustration, overcome by persistence, builds determination and self confidence. Too much frustration causes discouragement. Coaching your child through the problem-solving process requires patience and sensitivity.

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Allow Life to Be the Teacher

• • • • • Parenting Tip October 10, 2013 Allow Life to Be the Teacher When children experience problems in life, some whine and complain or have bad attitudes. But problems and decisions make great opportunities to teach children to face life’s challenges. Wanting to spare their children frustration in life, parents sometimes step

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Desire and Temptation

• • • • • Parenting Tip October 3, 2013 Desire and Temptation We all wish our children would desire the right things in life and avoid tempting situations. Desires reside in the heart and can be good or bad. Psalm 37:4 tells us “Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the

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