Parenting Tip

If you are a parent who uses a behavioral system for your child in terms of a point or level system, where they earn points for good behavior and lose privileges for bad behavior, my advice would be to reexamine this program’s effectiveness. I know I have written...

Success Quote

"You miss a 100 percent of the shots you don’t take." – Wayne Gretzky I know that when we are parenting, we have our good days and our bad. When we are in a down period, we begin to feel as if we are drowning and will latch on to any life vest thrown...

Discipline vs. Punishment – Part II

In my last post, we talked about punishing. Now, instead of punishing, let’s look at what it might be like to teach self-discipline instead. Let’s say your child has a habit of not abiding by his or her curfew. The child agrees to the curfew and then chronically comes...

Discipline vs. Punishment – Part I

Do you know the difference between discipline and punishment with their Latin roots? Punishment implies "inflicting pain," while discipline means "to teach." Parents who use punishment are missing important opportunities to teach their children...

Parenting Conflict Quote: Wayne Dyer

"Conflict cannot survive without your participation." — Wayne Dyer This is partly what I am proposing to parents. When you stop participating in the power struggle with your children, the power struggle must go away. I am not advocating giving up,...

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