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Archive for the ‘ Parenting Challenges – All Ages ’ Category

What Are Some Family Tips for Improving Communication Skills?

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Imagine this scene: A neighbor is at your house, visiting over a cup of tea. You start feeling irritated and pressured when you realize you are running late for an appointment. What would you say to your neighbor? Imagine the same situation, except it’s your child at the breakfast table. How would it change your response? Is it possible that you might respond in a more disrespectful way? Even when irritated or impatient, we often make the effort to listen and communicate with friends, acquaintances, and even total strangers with more respect than... (Read More ...)

December Holidays: How Can You Instill The Spirit Of Giving When Children Get the Holiday Gimmees?

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You’re at the toy store, picking out a gift for your nephew.  Your son is with you.  You think this would be a great time to teach him about the spirit of giving, by having him help you pick out the toy. All through the store you hear: “Look!  I really want this.  Can we get this for me?” “Hey, will you get this for me today?  I want this really bad!” “I just have to have this!” “Hey, I want that!  Why do we have to give it to my cousin?” You understand your child’s excitement about the impending holidays. You understand child development and... (Read More ...)

How Do You Teach Children To Have An Attitude Of Gratitude & Instill A Spirit Of Giving?

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How Do You Teach Children To Have An Attitude Of Gratitude & Instill A Spirit Of Giving? Your son has just opened his 4th present.  Instead of showing gratitude, he throws it aside and says, “What’s next!?” Your Daughter starts throwing a fit because she just counted the gifts and she has one less than her brother. The vision you had of a holiday filled with the spirit of giving has diminished in the matter of minutes.   The November and December Holidays are often known to be the season of influenza, but it’s also a season when “affluenza” can be particularly contagious,... (Read More ...)