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Reward Suggestions For Kids – A Guide for Parents

Guidelines for using rewards in parenting. Provides lists of suggested reward possibilities for various ages including preschoolers, school age children, and teenagers.

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What to do when your child wants to quit an after school activity?

It’s not uncommon for children to become “bored” with a once prized activity like music lessons or a sport. It’s a tough decision for parents when they feel the activity is good for their child or they or others think the child has talent. Here are some tips for parents when confronted with this dilemma.

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A Quick Guide To Understanding Your Child

Understanding your child is one of the most important things that you should learn as a parent. It is very helpful in becoming effective in guiding and nurturing your child as they grow and mature. You need to bear in mind that your child has a unique personality trait that remains consistent throughout life.

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Why Nagging Doesn’t Work

It’s become pretty widely accepted that nagging, whether with spouses or kids, does not work. It can also be exhausting for the one doing the nagging. So why does it not work? Why is nagging considered to be ineffective? Here are some ideas as to why this time-honored method of motivation is anything but motivating. […]

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Teaching Family Values to Your Family

It’s easy to talk about instilling family values in your household, but just how to do it can be a little confusing. However, it need not be difficult. With a few basic yet specific approaches and ideas, teaching family values can be incorporated into your everyday life. What Are “Family Values”? Generally speaking, the term […]

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Is it Time for a Family Meeting?

Family meetings always seem like a good idea on the surface, but when it comes down to it, it can seem like the early stages of democracy in an emerging country.  Think about it.  Alliances are formed between usually warring factions (i.e. the kids), and civil discussions break down into protests as authority figures (i.e. […]

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“Because” Just Isn’t the Answer

Children are inquisitive by nature. When they are younger, it’s usually because they want to better understand something. When they are older, it’s because they want to better understand why you think something is important and why they should also feel the same way. Regardless of their age, it’s imperative that when setting forth the […]

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Getting Your Toddler to Sleep in Their Own Bed After Co-Sleeping

Getting Your Toddler to Sleep in Their Own Bed After Co-Sleeping

Many new parents are choosing to bring their babies to bed with them after they’re born. While there are both advocates for and opponents of co-sleeping, each family will want to make that decision for themselves. The trick is getting your toddler to sleep in their own bed after co-sleeping. The following ideas may make the […]

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