Category Archives: A – Z Parenting Tips

Parenting Tip: Allow Children to Make Mistakes They can Learn from

Have you ever watched your child on the edge of making a mistake? It plays out in slow motion. Perhaps it is something small like trying to pick up too many things at once and having everything slip out of … Continue reading

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Parenting Tip: Don’t Ask a Question if “No” is Not an Answer

Think about how many questions you ask your kids in a given day – especially when you are trying to get them to do something. Questions like: “Honey, will you brush your teeth now?” “It’s time to do your homework, … Continue reading

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Parenting Tip: Parent with the big picture in mind

Have you ever wondered how you could turn helping your kids with their homework into something more elevated than just teaching them reading, writing, and math? Without understanding that you can use the opportunity to instill important values in your … Continue reading

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Parenting Tip: Choose Chores that Fit your Child’s Interests

This tip revolves around that dreaded “C” word – chores. Do your children have assigned chores to do around the home? Are they doing them? Many parents find that chores can be a real source of angst, with parents spending … Continue reading

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Parenting Tip: Give Short Explanations

Just yesterday I was at the grocery store and I heard the following conversation between a mother and her first-grader: Now, Suzie, I am sorry but you cannot buy any candy. It isn’t good for your body, which needs certain … Continue reading

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Parenting Tip: Manage Children’s Frustrations by Changing the Mood

Has your child ever protested or refused to get ready to go when you tell him it is time to leave a friend’s house? This can be a very annoying – not to mention embarrassing – situation be in. When … Continue reading

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Parenting Tip: 3 Ways to Cope with Your Children’s Anger

Have you ever had to deal with an angry child? Chances are, if you are a parent, the answer is a resounding “Yes!” Dealing with your kid’s outbursts can be very frustrating. You may get mad at your child for … Continue reading

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Parenting Tip: Let Children Experience Natural Consequences

Loving parents who want their children to be successful and to reach their potential often err on the side of being over-protective and overly involved in their children’s struggles. They go to extreme lengths to keep their children from experiencing … Continue reading

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Parenting Tip: Plan for Success

If you are like many parents, just getting through daily routines with your children can be a real hassle. For example, take getting out of the house in the morning. Every day you wake up, thinking of how kind and … Continue reading

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Parenting Tip: Focus on Children’s Actual Behavior, Not their Mood

Have you ever had to say “no” to your children when they ask to do something? Or have your children ever resisted doing something you tell them to do? You use all your positive parenting skills to get them to … Continue reading

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