The Value of Training

• • • • • Parenting Tip September 19, 2014 The Value of Training  Every day you’re training your children to become healthy responsible adults. Is it okay to get up and walk away in the middle of a meal? Is it acceptable to leave the table without helping to clean it up? Is it

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The Value of Correction

• • • • • Parenting Tip September 11, 2014 The Value of Correction Correcting children can be exasperating. Part of the problem is that children don’t usually value correction. Instead they become defensive, offer excuses, blame others, or even blame themselves. These manipulative techniques cause children to miss the benefits of correction. Of course,

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The Good Side of Anger

• • • • • Parenting Tip September 5, 2014 The Good Side of Anger We’ve worked with many families, helping them deal with anger, both in children and adults. One of the first truths that we try to communicate is that anger is good for identifying problems but not good for solving them. Unfortunately,

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A Practical Way to Teach Responsibility

• • • • • Parenting Tip August 15, 2014 A Practical Way to Teach Responsibility Some children have a hard time doing anything without getting distracted. One mom, Heather, said, “When I tell my five-year-old son, James, to go get his shoes on because we’ve got to leave, he doesn’t come back. When I

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A Practical Way to Teach Values

• • • • • Parenting Tip August 8, 2014 A Practical Way to Teach Values Here’s a practical and effective way to teach values in your family-explain the reasons behind your rules. When you think of rules, you may just think of a list of do’s and don’ts that you are trying to impress

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Not Just Behavior Change

• • • • • Parenting Tip July 26, 2014 Not Just Behavior Change Joey’s preschool teacher told him to sit down. He said, “No.” The teacher, not wanting to be outdone, leaned over Joey and said sternly, “You sit down!” Joey sat down, looked up at the teacher, and replied, “I’m sitting on the

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Some Kids Drain Energy Out of Family Life

• • • • • Parenting Tip July 23, 2014 Some Kids Drain Energy Out of Family Life Some children have the ability to suck the energy right out of family life. These children are demanding of your time, need a lot of correction, and seem to be magnets for conflict. They are often emotionally

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Use Generosity to Teach Honor

• • • • • Parenting Tip July 16, 2014 Use Generosity to Teach Honor Honor means treating people as special, doing more than what’s expected, and having a good attitude. We work hard to develop honor in family life and are continually looking for new ways to teach it. One helpful way to teach

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Getting Kids to Listen without Yelling

• • • • • Parenting Tip July 9, 2014 Getting Kids to Listen without Yelling When we teach parents to avoid responding to their children in anger we get a common reaction: “But my kids won’t obey unless I get angry.” And you’re probably right, but only because you’ve taught your children to wait

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Use Rules to Teach Values

• • • • • Parenting Tip June 24, 2014 Use Rules to Teach Values Every family has rules. As children grow older the rules change but the underlying values stay the same. For example, the three-year-old who isn’t permitted out of the house without supervision, may be allowed to play in the front or

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