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How To Use Positive Child Discipline


I am a single mother of a 17 year old boy. He has turned out so great.

What Values Are We Giving Our Children?


On a bright Sunday morning, a couple of weeks ago, I went to South London to receive a message sent from Nigeria. As I entered the lift, I saw a couple, apparently in their early 20s, smoking marijuana while their young son sat comfortably in his push-chair.

Natural Disasters: Help Your Child Cope With The Anxiety


How on earth can you help your family cope with the anxiety and fear that natural disasters strike into the heart of everyone?In early 2005, for example, the world was rocked by the tsunami in South East Asia that killed thousands and left many homeless and orphaned.Yet, at the Edinburgh International Festival yesterday I saw a group of Sri Lankan children, all victims of this natural disaster, perform a dance routine based on a play by Shakespeare.

Pet Loss Can Be Just As Devastating!


'And all because of a damned cat! It's only a cat, for God's sake!'I'll never forget the wracking sobs of the girl sitting before me, and the disbelief on the face of the mother who uttered these words.I was a Guidance Counsellor in a city high school, and the girl's performance had slumped in recent weeks.

Parenting Your Teenager: Back to School Blues


Q: Our son has been in honors classes all through school up until his junior year last year, when his grades took a dive. What could be going on and what can we do about it?A: The cause of suddenly declining grades in school can often be found in one of seven categories.

How to Foster a Love of Reading and Writing in Your Child


The key to lifelong learning is reading and writing. When reading and wiring are a regular part of your family's life, you send your child the message that they are enjoyable, valuable and great ways to learn.

Parenting Your Teenager: The 4 Ds of Time with Family


How would you like to have more time? Of course we all want more time. There are just two problems: 1.

Parenting Your Teenager: 6 Tips for Dealing with Bad Report Cards


One of the basic issues we need to understand is that parents and teens view school very differently. This is important because often we believe that our kids look at school the same way we do.

Life Lessons Learned in My Underwear


For several years now, I've told the following story as a keynote presentation when I do speaking engagements:When our oldest son was a toddler and teething heavily, he woke up one morning at 4 screaming and crying. My wife nudged me as a reminder that it was my turn to get up with him.

Parenting Your Teenager: Ask Questions


Many parents seem to be more than a little confused about what they have a right to know about their teens.The question I often get goes something like this:"We want to know where our 16-year-old son is going to be, and who he is with.

How Can I Teach My Child To Be Responsible?


Most of us when asked what we want our children to become, we include "responsible" among other things such as happy, fulfilled and caring. We want our children to learn to make wise choices, be responsible for their actions and live responsibly.

Helping Your Child to Deal with Change


Fall marks the beginning of many new things both for our children and for us. Starting something new always means change and all of us respond to change differently.

How Can I Teach My Child Respect?


A common theme over the past 20 years has been how much children have changed from when we were growing up in terms of how they show respect. I know that for the most part in the 1960's, anyone in a position of authority commanded respect which included parents, teachers, police officers, principals, bosses, coaches and anyone else we viewed in some way as a person in authority.

Why Wont My Child Do as I Say?


In speaking with parents a comment I frequently hear is "My child won't listen!" Repeated attempts in trying to get a child to co-operate often lands on deaf ears and leaves parents feeling exhausted and helpless. Frequently we say things we later regret and become riddled with guilt.

Its OK to Say No


In the last 20 years we've all been introduced to a new style of parenting that is much more democratic than most of us experienced, growing up. Families are more child- centered than they were before, we no longer advocate spanking as an effective form of discipline, we often allow children to negotiate for privileges or things, and we're much more involved in our children's lives than most of our parents were in our lives.

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What Ecology, Sociology and Parenting Can Teach Us About Scaling Company Culture
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Here's the key to understanding the importance of company culture and how to scale it: corporations are people. I don't mean that in the legalistic way we've been arguing about since the late 19th Century. I mean it in the self-evident way that a ...



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The effects of 'helicopter parenting'
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The Atlantic

The Dangers of Distracted Parenting
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Caroline Fraser's recent biography of Laura Ingalls Wilder, the author of Little House on the Prairie, describes the exceptionally ad hoc parenting style of 19th-century frontier parents, who stashed babies on the open doors of ovens for warmth and ...



The equality of parenting
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Why Choose a Side When Raising Kids? The Case for 'Hybrid Parenting'
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