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By: Linda Meckler
The love of a child can not equal any emotions you feel on this earth. As a child I loved to read. I would read and read and get lost in stories of adventure and mystery. I would go to my friends birt (read entire article)
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By: Dawn Miller
The holiday whirlwind of activities is finally over and you're left wondering where the new year will take you. Perhaps you resolved to lose weight, get in shape, or improve your finances. You can als (read entire article)
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By: Matthew Keegan
I have had the experience of teaching several people how to drive. Some were youngsters, but I have also taught a few adults how to drive too. Let's just say that I am more than glad to have “retire (read entire article)
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By: Rich Alexander
Do you have a recent college graduate who is unemployed, or if they are employed, dislikes and maybe even hates their first job? Well, don't feel bad, because by all estimates, at least half of all r (read entire article)
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By: Jeff Herring
1) Parents need to realize the trap that is being set when their kids asks, "Well, why can't I (fill in the blank)." Many well intentioned parents then proceed to give a well reasoned response to the (read entire article)
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By: Nancy Buck
Jane, mother of 13-year old Robert shares the following success story:"I have been trying to change my ways and follow the Peaceful Parenting® strategies more closely since I read your book last year (read entire article)
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By: Nancy Buck
My 12-year old daughter is an enthusiastic soccer player. She has played soccer for the last four years. This year things have changed. She is on a competitive travel team. Her new coach seems to (read entire article)
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By: Nancy Buck
The first duty of love is to listen. -Paul Tillich“My teacher likes the girls better than the boys,” David complained to me the spring of his 3rd grade year.“How can you tell?” I asked. What (read entire article)
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By: Nancy Buck
Example #1:At the end of a long, difficult day you are in the kitchen working hard to prepare and get dinner on the table. Not only are you feeling tired, you are fully aware that everyone needs food (read entire article)
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By: Nancy Buck
In both your lecture and book you emphasize the importance of making dreary tasks fun as well as negotiations with your children. Does everything need to be fun? Is everything supposed to turn into (read entire article)
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By: Dorothy M. Neddermeyer, PhD
It isn't easy being a good parent. Even in the best of circumstances, the challenge of parenthood can be overwhelming when there are problems in the home, dysfunctions in the family and/or an inabilit (read entire article)
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By: Paul Jerard
What is a good success program for kids?Anything that will motivate your child toward success is a plus. This could be a hobby, activity, social group, or sport. The object is to spark ambition from (read entire article)
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By: Jeff Herring
A reader writes in to ask: "We faced with some power struggles with our 14 year-old. They just keep getting bigger and bigger. No matter what we try to do it seems he has to fight us for all he's wort (read entire article)
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By: Francoise Rapp
If you are the parent of a teen, you are certainly aware of how much your family dynamics have changed in recent years. It doesn't seem all that long (read entire article)
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By: Dr. Rita Louise
Colic is a common problem in infants and an even more frustrating condition for parents to deal with. Approximately 10 to 30% of all infants born have (read entire article)
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By: Cheryl Haining
Many parents struggle to know which foods are healthy for their children. When they are able to opt for healthy choices, about two-thirds struggle to (read entire article)
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By: Kim Shire
Talking to you parents about personal issues can be hard, but this is something that you need to do. Don't forget that your mom is a woman also, and she has probably experienced many of the same issue (read entire article)
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By: Kim Shire
By taking responsibility for your children's online activities, parents can greatly minimize any potential risks. In today's electronic age teaching your children about online safety is a must. Even i (read entire article)
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By: Kim Shire
Many girls face concerns with small breast. In today's media driven world image is everything. If you don't wear the right clothes, shop at the right stores, or hang out with the right crowd your ofte (read entire article)
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By: Jeff Herring
I guess one of the nicer things that can be said about being a teenager is that it is an art, just like anything else.There doesn't seem to be an instruction booklet or even an owner's manual. Most o (read entire article)
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By: Carrie Lauth
It started with a trip to the grocery store. While I waited for the cashier to ring up my items, a mother behind me was delivering a soliloquy (only she didn't recognize it as such!)."Suzy, you're not (read entire article)
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By: Susan Jarema
There are many current buzz words used by educators to describe the concept of thinking skills - critical thinking, Socratic thinking, creative thinking, higher-order thinking, logical thinking, probl (read entire article)
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By: Susan Jarema
As parents, we are all teaching our children. We are raising them to adulthood - to learn social skills, to learn to read, to learn to think on their own, to love math, to learn to problem solve, to b (read entire article)
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By: Larry Phillips
In a preliminary study of nearly 5000 individuals over a 14 year period, it was found that EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) was over 50% more effective in addressing General Anxiety Disorder (GAD) t (read entire article)
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By: Rita Milios
Gifted children are children whose abilities, talents and potentials are so outstanding that they set the child apart from his or her peers. Giftedness is generally considered to mean an IQ of 130 (read entire article)
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By: Rachelle Arlin Credo
When your child starts exhibiting changes in his/her emotional well-being particularly related to his/her body image, he/she is undergoing bodily changes that may become a problem later on if not take (read entire article)
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By: Dawn Worthy
Have you ever had the pleasure of standing in a cashier's line when, for any number of reasons, the computer goes down? Have you had to deal with the vapid stare of the clerk who informs you that the (read entire article)
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By: Jeff Herring
“Every parent is at some time the father of the unreturned prodigal, with nothing to do but keep his house open to hope.” - John CiardiThe above quote reminds me of the proverb that says “raise (read entire article)
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By: Jeff Herring
Although it certainly may not feel like it in many parts of the country, spring is right around the corner here in Tallahassee. The azaleas and the dogwoods are in bloom, and there is color everywhere (read entire article)
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By: Jeff Herring
Did you know that teens and toddlers are very similar creatures?It's true, in my experience.It's been said that you raise your teenager when they are a toddler. Twenty five years of experience working (read entire article)
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By: Judy Wright
Making friends is a skill, just like playing the piano or riding a bike. Skills can be learned and behaviors can be changed. While it may require more effort for some people to be comfortable in gro (read entire article)
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By: Jeff Herring
A good way to set things up is that the teenager, over time. can learn and earn the ability to be more and more in charge of themselves.Over timeNotice that I said over time.What this means in the day (read entire article)
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By: Timothy Crawford
Dealing with my troubled-teen is like trying to survive a hurricane!No disrespect to the survivors and victims of Hurricane Katrina. My heart goes out to you, but right now, from where I'm sitting a h (read entire article)
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By: Kelly Nault
Conflict is part of life. It is only when we as family members don't have the skills to move through conflict that it becomes a problem. If you find yourself revisiting the same issues—“Why can't (read entire article)
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By: Cynthia VanLandingham
Be sure to make time this holiday season to celebrate the accomplishments your child taking piano lessons has made over the past year. Take time to listen to them as they play before family and frien (read entire article)
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By: Michael Grose
“What about me?”This seems to be the second borns' lament. It was certainly the response my daughter (a second born) gave when she read an article in Sunday Life published by Fairfax newspapers la (read entire article)
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By: Beth Young
I've been waiting for this day for 16 months. I heard about this brilliant parenting consequence at a PTA seminar and have been waiting for the right time to use it...the time is now!After my eleven-y (read entire article)
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By: Jeff Herring
Here's a newsflash - teenagers lie to their parents.Fortunately no huge amounts of taxpayer dollars were spent to discover that tees lie to their parents. It's just something I have noticed while doin (read entire article)
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By: Jeff Herring
My son's private school requires families to put in at least 10 hours of volumnteer work a year at the school.One of the ways I like to put in my time is to chaperone some of the fields trips the clas (read entire article)
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By: Jeff Herring
Q: We have quite a dilemma in our house and I'm not sure which way to go. We have two daughters, ages 15 and 11. The 15-year-old has taken to blaming all her bad behavior on her sister because she thi (read entire article)
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By: Dawn Worthy
The other day, my son came home from school in distress. It seems a group of children have been giving him the blues because he is gifted. My son attends public school. His school district, althoug (read entire article)
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By: Mario Campeau
Your young daughter is doing cartwheels in her room and already broke 3 lamps? Or she's using your new sofa as a trampoline? Your young boy is kicking the soccer ball on the house wall and it cost you (read entire article)
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By: Jennifer Sprague
Like so many of us, in my early stages of parenthood I took a very traditional, mainstream approach to caring for my first-born. I'm thrilled to say that today I've grown. For the betterment and hea (read entire article)
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By: Shannon Miller
In this day and time when someone asks me “What do you do for a living?” or asks you “Where do you work?” My answer was always I stay at home with my kids. I would always think badly of myself (read entire article)
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By: Kelly Nault
Parenting Question “Kelly, I've got five words for you: bedtime, kids, discipline, spanking and HELP! Our two sons are next to impossible to get to bed at night, and in the last while we've s (read entire article)
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By: Kelly Nault
When we are in the “deep end” of parenting—at the end of our rope—we will grasp at the first thing we think of to stop our child's misbehavior. When our kids are pushing every button we ha (read entire article)
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By: Jeff Herring
I once had a family come in with a teenage boy that was out of control, spoiled, with no respect.How could he not be that way?The next two stories explained it all to me.This was a wealthy family. The (read entire article)
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By: Dawn Miller
It's amazing how the course of one meal can alter your life. A few months ago one of my stepmom friends and her husband were eating dinner with their stepkids, when the littlest one chirped up, “Mom (read entire article)
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By: Kelly Nault
Parenting Question“At my recent baby shower, one of my favorite gifts was your book When You're About To Go Off The Deep End, Don't Take Your Kids With You. I absolutely love that it is so easy- (read entire article)
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By: Markus Eriksson
What does trust really mean? There are more team building trainings than we can count that speak of trust and several of the lets us experience this thing in different forms, for example by improvisat (read entire article)
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