Tips for Time-Outs
of holding the bedroom door handle closed when your child is
trying to leave during a time-out? Fed up with your child’s
trashing his room during time-out? Frustrated because you can’t
get your child to calm down and think about restitution during
Year’s Parenting Pledge
If you experience even a twinge of self-recognition
in this incident, it's time to make a solid resolution
as a parent. Ask yourself, "What resolution would
make the biggest difference in my parenting?"
Guided Imagery With Your Child
imagery is a dynamic way to increase a child’s chances for
successful development of inner talents and personal resources.
Parents, teachers and other service providers can use imagery with
confidence to increase a child’s mental focus, help clarify
values, increase study efficiency or instill other successful traits.
My Kid is Stealing!
One of the more common problems that we as parents
encounter (but that nobody likes to talk about) is what to do
when your child steals. There are a number of different reasons
children steal and a number of different ways to handle the problem.
Whatever the reason a child is stealing, parents need to approach
the problem with wisdom. If parents just react according to their
natural inclination, their response will almost certainly be wrong
Do You Do When Your Kid is “Acting Up”?
were probably good reasons why men were the ones who were out
hunting big game for dinner while their wives stayed at home,
many centuries ago. One reason is that men probably threw spears
with a little better velocity. Another is that women seem a bit
more comfortable in the midst of the emotional turmoil that constitutes
8-year-old son has been lying quite a bit lately
While there’s no guarantee
that your son will stop lying to you, it might be helpful to look
at the reasons why he is. First of all, it’s not unusual
for 8-year-olds to tell some lies. The reason he’s lying
may be that he’s not feeling particularly secure with himself,
or maybe he’s afraid of your response.
children interrupt our conversations constantly
Many parents admonish kids for interrupting, but
in the same breath, they respond to the child’s interrupted
request! Interrupting is habit forming. Like many annoying behaviors,
once kids figure out that they can “get away with it,”
the behavior will continue.
an Infant: Are You Kidding?
The thought of disciplining a child in the first
year of life seems wrong or even ridiculous. Yet every time an
infant reaches up to tug his mother's hair and she gently removes
his grasp, or when he pulls an unsafe object to his mouth and
she intervenes, that's setting limits, that's redirecting, that's
guidance — and yes, that's discipline. Effective discipline
is not punishment. It's teaching. Discipline really starts from
two boys, ages 7 and 9, are constantly fighting. The only thing
that works is to separate them — my wife is with one, and
I take the other. It's driving us nuts. Do you have any suggestions?
Siblings will naturally vie for their parents’
attention, and fighting will be a part of that. It is completely
normal. The problem with separating them too much is that they
won't learn some of the skills that will help them to get along
in the future.
"Grounding" for Your Teens
I invite you to ground yourself
in love and compassion. For thousands of years, great, grounded
teachers have exemplified the power of love and compassion to
generate happiness and to feel the joy of being alive. Ground
yourself in love and compassion, and you will feel that same joy.
Your Kids the “N” Word
main purpose as a parent? Isn't it to prepare your kids to be
happy, healthy, successful people in their own lives? What's the
best way to do this? One effective method of preparing them for
their own lives is to give them a heavy dose of the word that
not enough kids are getting today. That word is the "N"
word -- the word “no.”
in early childhood and later behavior problems
Spanking prior to age 2 is correlated
with behavior problems at school age. This was the primary finding
in a study done by researchers at Johns Hopkins School of Public
Health utilizing data from the National Longitudinal Survey of
Youth Mother-Child sample.
Your Kids From Fighting - Fighting Kids - Fighting Siblings
among siblings is as natural as the changing of the seasons. All
parents will have to deal with it. There are some simple things
we can do to limit fighting and make it tolerable.
Conflict and Control - Kid Discipline
All at once I felt compassion, disgust, understanding
and anger. I was also in the middle of a campaign to let my son
"take care of himself" and not depend on his dad to
take care of him.
Spank Your Child or Not to Spank?
We know that our father must have been trying to
teach a lesson. The lesson, however, has been lost. The memory
of the spanking is all that remains.
Does Spanking Teach My Child?
Most parents reach this point with
their kids. We feel as though we can't take any more of what our
kids are dishing out. It usually happens when we're tired, stressed
Your Toddler to Cooperate - Parenting Toddlers
It’s delightful to see how
a potentially negative situation can be turned into a fun experience
by changing a child’s focus to fantasy.
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Ways to Get Your Family Involved
Your Parenting Comes Under Fire
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Playdates for Parents
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Child's Feelings and Emotional Intelligence
Build Your Child’s
What You Say and What Your Children Hear
Helping Kids Cope With
News of War
Top Ten Ways to Raise Emotionally Intelligent
Be Smart With Your Children’s Feelings
How You Can Teach Your Child Respect
Responsibility - Responsible Children
The Hidden Messages
10 Reasons to Tell
Your Kids Stories
Help Your Hubby Support Breastfeeding
For Overwhelmed Fathers
- Save Memories of Your Children
Tell Your Stories
Top 10 Common Sense Rules
How to Help Your Marriage Survive
a New Baby
When It’s More Than the “Baby
I Yelled at My Kids
My Kids Are Driving Me Crazy!
Positive Parenting Articles
10 Reasons to Tell Your Kids
Getting Kids to Organize Themselves
Top 10 Ways to Keep Your
Kids From Fighting
Ways to Get Your Kids to Talk to You
Give Your Kids Household Chores!
Encourage Children to Play Naturally
Your Kids to Cooperate
How to Homeschool
Building the Unschooling or Homeschooling Village
I do not feel qualified to teach my children
Husband's involvement in homeschooling
How should we structure our school year?
Science in the Blink of an Eye
Building the Unschooling
or Homeschooling Village
Can a Single Parent Unschool?
Isn't “unschooling” just a
fancy way of saying you ignore your children? Is that even legal?
Attachment Parenting Articles
Create a Peaceful
Long Term Attachment Parenting
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Parenting Style Differences
Caring vs. Caring Too Much
Learning All Day Long
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