Category Archives: A – Z Parenting Tips

Parenting Tip: Ignore Whining

The Situation Parents frequently ask, “How can I get my child to stop whining?” It feels like kids whine a lot about doing chores, wanting to go to their friend’s house NOW, not having certain clothing or toys,… The list … Continue reading

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Parenting Tip: Fair Does Not Mean Equal

The Situation Are you ever drawn into your children’s fights over who got more? Do they whine that the other got off “easy”? Do you hear endless cries of “It’s not fair”?   The Tip Here’s a tip which can … Continue reading

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Parenting Tip: Work Together as a Team

It’s Difficult Given how hard it is, is it really THAT important that you agree?   The Problems Disagreements can cause conflict between parents and confusion in children. They also give kids an opportunity to play parents off one another. … Continue reading

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Parenting Tip:
Teach Children to be Generous by Giving to Charity

When my children were growing up, I took such pleasure if they shared a toy or showed concern for an upset friend. I wanted them to become adults who were kind and could make the world a better place. But … Continue reading

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Parenting Tip: When possible, allow children to make choices.

Have you ever wondered how you can encourage your children to cooperate with you and become more responsible? If so, then today’s tip will be helpful to you: When possible, allow your children to make choices in matters that affect … Continue reading

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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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