Category Archives: Discipline

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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Looking Back to Parent Forward

“Be the parent you wish you had.” ~ Dr. Louise Hart, Parenting Expert   Growing up with seven brothers and sisters was very lively; there was always someone to play with, holidays were rollicking events, and older siblings showed the … Continue reading

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Parenting Styles: Two Different Reactions

Power is of two kinds. One is obtained by the fear of punishment and the other by acts of love. Power based on love is a thousand times more effective and permanent then the one derived from fear of punishment. … Continue reading

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Pledge to Stop Spanking

Were you spanked as a child? Sorry, but bad behavior from the “good old days” does not justify spanking today. We did many stupid things in the old days: we rode around in cars with no seatbelts; we smoked in … Continue reading

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Allow Some Failure

 “That which does not kill us makes us stronger.” – Friedrich Nietzsche   Remember the kid raised by wolves? Some experts might say he had the best parents ever. It could be because the wolves were literally hands-off; no car … Continue reading

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Parenting Tip #5: Stick Mom Says

Learn how your discipline “adds” to positive behavior:   For more information about what discipline is, click here.

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When It’s Best Not to be Consistent

I am a man of fixed and unbending principles, the first of which is to be flexible at all times.  ~Everett Dirksen Childrearing experts tell us we need to be consistent in order to be good disciplinarians. However, Lynn Benjamin, … Continue reading

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Rule Follower or Rule Breaker

It’s not wise to violate rules until you know how to observe them.  -T. S. Eliot If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun. -Katharine Hepburn  Two different views of rules.  Some people love having rules, because … Continue reading

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How to Disicpline to Teach Children

When a child is locked in the bathroom with water running and he says he’s doing nothing but the dog is barking, call 911. – Erma Bombeck Children draw on the walls with crayon (fun!), dart into the street (run!), … Continue reading

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Rules to Live By

“A few strong instincts and a few plain rules suffice us.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson After 8:00 p.m. I turn into a pumpkin – not a jolly, smiling pumpkin but a scary, cranky jack-o-lantern.  I am a morning person, so when … Continue reading

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