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Rational Parents = Rational Kids
If you want to have kids who use their brains effectively, you have to communicate with them rationally. In other words, you must make sense. If you as a parent are rational, fair, open minded and diplomatic, you will parent just fine. This doesn't mean never yelling, or getting angry. It doesn't mean saying yes politely to all requests. It means thinking things out and assertively directing your child toward a better choice when needed.
Makeover Your Child's Reaction to Stress
Many, if not most of our children's problems come from their inability to deal with stress in a healthy way. But a child is unlikely to know when he or she is overstressed and it's up to the parents to watch for tell-tale signs which may include: difficulties with sleep, health, mood, and learning. We can help our children recognize and face their anxious feelings and react to them in a healthy way.
How Connection Parenting Makes Child Raising Easier
A good parent-child relationship gets you through the hard times and creates more frequent good times. It helps you meet the unique needs of your growing child. It makes it easier for you to influence your kid so he's more cooperative and discipline isn't a challenge. A strong relationship helps your child love herself and to love others. Kids whose emotional needs are met express the traits we all want in our kids: consideration and respect for others, self-confidence, integrity, self-discipline. Connection Parenting is about the bond with your child, rather than about "skills" to make you a better parent. You're a fine parent already if you're in touch with your natural parenting instincts. Here's what you need to know.
Ten Tips for a Peaceful Holiday Season: Helping Kids Relax
Kids get pretty anxious over the holidays. It's a time of excitement and wonder, and they often have a hard time relaxing, staying calm and sleeping well. Here are some tips to help your kids stay relaxed and on a healthy sleep schedule.
The Keys to Good Self-Esteem: Free Time and a Passion
If children believe in themselves and feel good about themselves, they can do most anything. One way to sponsor self-esteem is to help children to occupy their free time in ways that are productive and to encourage them not only to play with their friends, but to do something that creates a passion and a meaning in life. Here are eight things to keep in mind to help motivate your kids to reach out and discover their passion.
Helping Kids Overcome Their Fears and Phobias
By nature, some children seem to have more fears than others. When the word "fear" is used correctly, it refers to the feeling experienced in response to a tangible danger, such as a speeding car or an angry dog. "Phobias" are excessive or exaggerated fears of specific objects or situations. If your child's fear is having a negative impact on his life, there are steps you can take to help your child overcome it early on.
The Power of a Child's Imagination
Most people have used creative visualization their entire lives, long before they knew there was a name for it. Children have vivid imaginations and creative visualization usually comes quite naturally to them. However, because we have so many ready-made images from such sources as TV, computers, video games, etc., it is more important than ever to encourage and provide opportunities for our children to use their imaginations.
Button Down Healthy Sleep Habits for Special Needs Kids
More children than ever before are being diagnosed with special needs
Fortify Sensitive Kids
As parents, we naturally modify our parenting to suit our child's temperament. However, when children go to school, they will interact with all sorts of children and teachers who will be unlikely to modify their behavior to suit our child's disposition. This can cause a sensitive child to become frustrated and anxious. There are times when it's appropriate to step in and help our children and there are times when they must learn to stand on their own two feet.
Healing the Family Heart: The definition of discipline is teaching
When does the child learn that not everyone is going to love them through a fit of rage if they aren't taught consequences of actions? We need to go beyond this behavior and beyond consequences to first see that negative behavior is a form of communication. If we see the kicking and screaming child as one who is having difficulty regulating, we can learn to stay present with the child in order to help build his regulatory system.