Daily Archives April 12, 2015

Parenting Strategy, One of the Worst Ever!

Parenting Strategy, One of the Worst Ever!

by: Jean Tracy

Some parents rush to serve every squeak and squawk from their kids. “I can’t let my child feel pain!” said one dad. Parents, if you are giving way too much, find out why your parenting strategy may be one of the worst strategies ever.
I remember counseling with a teenager and her mom. The young girl sassed and criticized her principal, her teachers, and her family. She yelled if any of them said:

“Do your chores.”
“Do your homework.”
“You can’t “hang out” with your friends.”

Her mother revealed how her kid got so sassy:

“I’ve tried to please Suzy (not her real name) ever since she was a baby.”
“I’ve given her everything she ever wanted.”
“Maybe I shouldn’t have done so much for her.”

Bingo! Her mom hit the nail on the head...

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How to End the Misery of Bedwetting

How to End the Misery of Bedwetting

by: Graham Jones

When a child wets the bed they worry. Children tend to become dry during the day more easily than at night. During the day they are awake and aware of their feelings and can go to the toilet normally. However, at night, when they are asleep, the usual feelings of a full bladder aren’t sufficiently strong to wake them. The result is a wet bed. Or, young children have to continue wearing diapers at night.
Fairly soon they realise this is not normal. They wonder why they don’t need a diaper during the day, but do need one at night. They might also talk to siblings or friends and discover that they don’t need a night-time diaper. This will only compound their worries.
Throughout childhood, your son or daughter is trying to establish their id...

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Reincarnation: Sacred Children Series – 1 of 3

Reincarnation: Sacred Children Series – 1 of 3

by: Skye Thomas

Many years ago, my children were raised on the various teachings and concepts of “magic” as I was studying different religions and spiritual beliefs. I had come across many metaphysical teachings woven throughout most of the different religions. It was very important to me that they stay authentic and real. I didn’t want them to ever allow anyone to convince them to be something other than the beautiful souls they already were. They took to the metaphysical teachings quite easily and naturally. Often they already knew whatever it was I had thought I was going to teach them.
My four-year-old son asked me one morning, “Where did I live before I got into your tummy to be born...

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The Top 10 Tips for Communicating with Children

The Top 10 Tips for Communicating with Children

by: Dr. Clare Albright

Most people have more training before they receive their driver’s license than before they become a parent. Educating yourself on how to communicate effectively with your child can be the key to achieving your parenting goals. If you do not have children of your own, these 10 tips can help you whenever you are around children.

Draw children out to speak about the things on their minds.
You can ‘prime the pump’ by talking with them about their favorite foods, toys, movies, video games, etc.
Verbally reflect the emotions of a child before giving in to your need to teach them something.
Parents are constantly making the error of educating their child when their child expresses pain...

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The Village Idiot

The Village Idiot

by: Gene Simmons

That would be me! From what I can see, I’m just beginning the second year of a minimum four year sentence as a Village Idiot. I say minimum because the sentence may be extended at any time and without advance notice – written or verbal.
Actually, I’m not treading on unfamiliar turf. I received a similar sentence earlier in my life. If I remember correctly, that one lasted about 14 or 15 years give or take a half dozen years or so. These things tend to get blurry after a while.
My first sentence began when my oldest child was about 13 years old...

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Unilateral Disarmament – The First Step to Improvi

Unilateral Disarmament – The First Step to Improving Communications with Your Teenagers

by: V. Michael Santoro, M. Ed.

Many times, we are so conditioned in how we speak that we do not realize whether or not we are effectively communicating with our teens. This is especially true when they upset us.
To ensure that you are fostering an environment that will encourage your teenager to talk to you, as opposed to fearing you, the first step is to evaluate your communication style. How you express yourself and what you say to your teens, especially when you are angry, can inhibit your relationship with them. Reacting by shouting short sarcastic phrases will usually turn off most people, including our teenagers.
The following are twelve examples of statements and questions that you should avoid s...

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Teaching Your Children with Coupons

Teaching Your Children with Coupons

by: Melanie Breeze

Coupons can be a great tool in educating your child about saving money, being frugal, and shopping smart. Who doesn’t want their children to grow up knowing how to save easily on every purchase? With coupon clipping you’ll show them money saving skills they can use throughout their life!
Teaching your child with coupons can start at an early age. Pointing all of the inserts of the coupons in your Sunday paper can be a great way to teach children the colors. It is also a good way to read to your children, and the time spent will show them the value that coupons can bring to their life.
As your child grows, you can let them take a more active role in using the coupons you collect together...

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Basic Guide To Choosing Toys For Babies

Basic Guide To Choosing Toys For Babies

by: Eugen Lisov

Basic guide to choosing toys for babies A baby’s only activities until the age of two months are sleeping and eating. He is not interested in anything else. After two months, the baby starts being more curious about the world around him. At first, he just watches the activity in the room. At the age of 4-5 months, he is already moving his arms and legs with a lot of energy.
At this point, as a parent you should stimulate the baby to continue this rhythm. The best way to do this is through play. And since play is unconceivable without toys, you should consider getting some for your baby
Researches made in the last few years revealed that babies too can have an assortment of toys. Babies respond to sight, sound and touch...

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Choosing a Daycare or Pre-School – Top Ten Safety

Choosing a Daycare or Pre-School – Top Ten Safety Tips

by: Michelle Annese

When it’s time to put your child into a daycare or pre-school, there is some homework involved. Here are the top ten safety tips that are useful when looking for a pre-school or daycare center.

Take the time to make sure the program is reputable and whether the facility has had any past complaints. Either with parents, previous teachers or care-givers. You also want to know about the existing teachers.
Talk with other moms on where they bring their kids. They will let you know if they had good experiences or not.
If you are new to the neighborhood, go to the receptionist at your area’s pediatrician. They know everybody! They pretty much have a pulse on the community. Nurses and doctors are O.K., but busy...

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Reality of Habits & Traits

Reality of Habits & Traits

by: Nilesh Gore

We are always concerned of our-self & our children about habits traits & behavior. So I thought traits(character) & habits are not just the words but as the powerful weapons & can be good and bad, that why I elaborated it with explanation in this article.
Emphasis on the consistent behavior, which is a characteristics of all traits, may lead one believe that traits & habits are same. Both, Its true, are learnt pattern of behavior. Both consistent in that similar situation it is possible to predict that the persons behavior will be similar to the behavior in past...

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