Giving Instructions Clearly

• • • • • Parenting Tip February 28, 2013  Giving Instructions Clearly  We’ve all found ourselves in situations where adults are supervising children. Some adults have the ability to command attention and get children to listen better than others. All they use is what we call a Firm Instruction, a very important part of

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But My Anger is Justified

• • • • • Parenting Tip February 18, 2013  “But My Anger is Justified” Some view their anger as justified because they are right and others are wrong. They believe that being right is the only ticket required to launch into an adult temper tantrum. But saying “He made me angry” implies that external

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Understanding Anger’s Five Causes

• • • • • Parenting Tip February 13, 2013 Understanding Anger’s Five Causes Some parents have a hard time analyzing their anger to get anything positive out of it. A helpful way to uncover what’s behind your anger is to recognize anger’s five basic causes. These five causes overlap at points and you may

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Learn to Recognize Emotional Signals

Parenting Tip February 9, 2013 Learn to Recognize Emotional Signals The subtle emotional signals you experience many times a day can help you know when and how to discipline your children. This takes some work and you may need to spend time educating yourself on the emotional signals you’re already receiving. Imagine a car’s control

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Teaching Honor In The Bathroom

• • • • • Parenting Tip January 28, 2013   Teaching Honor In The Bathroom  The bathroom is an excellent place to work on honor. In part, honor means that people do more than what’s expected. They look for things that need to be done and do them without being asked. For a while,

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Overcoming Selfishness With Honor

• • • • • Parenting Tip January 19, 2013    Overcoming Selfishness With Honor   Some parents are frustrated because their children are so self-focused that they can’t seem to grasp the concept of honoring others. How can you help children think about other people instead of always thinking about themselves? One helpful way

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What is Your Action Point?

• • • • • Parenting Tip January 15, 2013    What is Your Action Point?   Why is it that Dad can get the kids in bed faster than Mom? Or, Why do children respond differently in the classroom, on the playground, and in the home? The answer to these questions has to do

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Compliance versus Obedience

• • • • • Parenting Tip January 12, 2013 Compliance versus Obedience Some parents say, “I can usually get my children to do what I say eventually.” Parents sometimes think that obedience is the same as compliance. When you say to your son, “Please leave the computer and help me bring the groceries in

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Understanding Obedience

• • • • • Parenting Tip January 4, 2013  Understanding Obedience  We live in a society where an emphasis on teaching obedience sounds to some like heavy-handed authoritarianism. Parents don’t want to be dictators so they sometimes move far away from anything that looks like being controlling. This is unfortunate since God is the

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The Stop Rule

• • • • • Parenting Tip December 29, 2012   The Stop Rule   Teasing and playing around can be amusing, but usually one person wants to stop before the other. Angry words and tears often bring an end to what started out as fun. Incorporating a “Stop Rule” in your family will help

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