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Using Family Councils to Problem-Solve, Make Decisions & Build Closer Relationships

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 Fred and Tammy are both hesitant about using family councils, but for different reasons. When Fred was growing up, they had family meetings where the kids would vote on decisions. Sometimes he and his two siblings were able to “stack the vote” against their parents, so they’d be sure to get what they wanted. Other times, there were emotionally-charged arguments, losing votes, and then the losers sabotaged the decisions. His older brother finally refused to attend, so his parents punished him by leaving him out of the activities they planned in the meetings.  Tammy also has bad memories... (Read More ...)

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  ARE YOU SURE YOU WANT TO UN-SUBSCRIBE? Parents Toolshop® wants to help you become the best parent or parenting professional you can be. Before you decide you no longer want to receive these communications, please take a moment to read the instructions below. Step 1: Be sure you are the one on our mailing list. Your message may have forwarded to you by someone you know. If you unsubscribe from our list using their un-subscribe link, you will un-subscribe them instead of yourself! Step 2: You may not want to unsubscribe from everything. Everyone who subscribes to a Parents Toolshop®... (Read More ...)

How Do I Get My Toddler to Stop Nose Picking?

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How Do I Get My Toddler to Stop Nose Picking?   Kara smacks down her two-year-old son’s hand down as he picks his noses. “Stop picking your nose,” she scolds him as she helps him put his coat on. This is the third time she’s caught him doing this disgusting habit today. He doesn’t seem to care where he is or who is watching. Kara’s tired of him doing this and embarrassed when he does it in public, but he just can’t seem to stop.   Do you ever wonder why children can be so insistent about nose picking and how to stop it? Children’s nose picking can be gross and embarrassing... (Read More ...)

How Can Do I Keep My Child’s Hand Out of the Toddler Diaper?

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How Can Do I Keep My Child’s Hand Out of the Toddler Diaper? “Gross! Stop doing that, Tommy!” yells Julie at her two- year- old son who has his hand down his diaper. Julie is disgusted and fed up with her son’s habit. He continues to put his hands down his toddler diaper no matter where they are or who is around. When Julie scolds him, he stops for a while but then goes right back to it. This is a habit that he just can’t seem stop. Julie is embarrassed and repulsed by this behavior, but doesn’t know how to make Tommy break this habit. Toddlers can behave in ways that seem gross and... (Read More ...)

How to Stop Thumb Sucking Ages 3 to 5?

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How to Stop Thumb Sucking Ages 3 to 5? “Quit being such a baby,” Jamie scolds her three-year-old daughter, as she pulls her thumb out of her daughter’s mouth. As soon as Jamie looks away, her daughter pops her thumb back in her mouth. Jamie continues to pull out her daughter’s thumb while walking the aisles of the grocery store. She finally gives up and stops trying to fight her daughter. Jamie is frustrated and embarrassed by her daughter’s behavior and begins to wonder if her daughter will ever grow out of this or if she will continue and mess up her perfect little smile. If you are... (Read More ...)

How Can Conscious Parents Create and Keep Life Balance with Children?

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As conscious parents, you have good intentions, but creating and keeping balance seems to take more effort and energy than you have and it feels like you are always one step behind.  You wouldn’t trade your children or your life, but do feel guilty that you aren’t more calm, centered and present. You don’t want to be one of those perfect super-hero parents, or let your kids run wild while you zone out in the lotus position! You just want to live a more balanced life with children. Well you can, and the first step is to get into the “Balanced” zone with your parenting style. Parenting... (Read More ...)

Why Conscious Parents Need to be Cautious

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 Are you a Conscious Parent or interested in conscious discipline for parents? (Here is an article with a conscious definition.) If so, then you need to be aware of some myths and misinformation “out there,” steering conscious parents into some practices that sound good, but can cause big problems later on. For example, parents will ask conscious parenting experts legitimate questions about how to handle common parenting challenges. They are seeking practical how-to, step-by-step responses that teach conscious discipline techniques. What they get are responses from conscious parenting experts... (Read More ...)

What is a Conscious Parent? Are You One? Do You Want to be One?

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Do you consider yourself to be a Conscious Parent? It probably depends on your definition, right? The Conscious Parents Toolshop® defines conscious parenting from a 4-D perspective, looking at the following four aspects: Which mind are you using when you parent: the conscious or subconscious mind? The subconscious mind operates on old programming, where the conscious mind can learn about parenting and be aware or conscious about parenting choices and responses. Do you believe parenting is possibly the most important job you may ever have and want to educate yourself and get training to do the... (Read More ...)