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My Child Lies? What can I do About it?

Many parents report that their child lies and they are frustrated with what to do about it. Understandably parents are concerned. The child may be getting into trouble at school and getting other people into trouble by lying about who did what when. Also, parents may catch a child lying at home and that can [...]

By | 2017-09-05T18:08:59+00:00 September 5th, 2017|For Parents|

Fostering Flexibility

Flexibility in your parenting can be very important.  While most of us consider ourselves to be flexible, so much of parenting seems to require NOT being flexible, so let us consider how this could work. Raising children seems to require that a parent has fixed rules that should not be compromised.  So many issues, such [...]

By | 2017-07-26T16:59:54+00:00 March 14th, 2017|For Parents|

Myths of Punishment

As the new year is beginning, many of us begin to think about what changes we can make in our lives.  Parenting is such an important job, and we often hope that we are being the best parents we can be. Punishment for misbehavior comes so naturally to us.  We barely even think about it [...]

Easy Tips for a Fun and Constructive Summer Time

Be down with down time.  There is so much structure and rushing around during the school year.  Allow summer to include some down time for your children. Make family time.  Summer is a great opportunity to create some family time.  Do something together as a family.  Take a bike ride, go to the beach, or [...]

By | 2017-07-26T16:59:54+00:00 July 1st, 2016|For Parents|

School is out for the summer

School is out for the summer and everyone is ready for a much needed break.  During the school months, getting children up and out of the house on time, getting homework done, and so on is hectic.  Summer can be a welcomed and valuable break from these struggles, but of course has its own challenges [...]

By | 2017-07-26T16:59:54+00:00 July 1st, 2016|For Parents|

Children and Technology

The use of technology in the form of computers, tablets, television, video game systems, and smart phones has become such a part of our lives.  They entertain us, allow us to connect with others, provide information and education tools, and simply make our lives easier. As with any advance, there is usually another side.  In [...]

By | 2017-07-26T16:59:54+00:00 May 1st, 2016|For Parents|

Annoying Behaviors and How to Get Rid of Them

You love your children and often enjoy their lively and silly presence.  Sometimes, however, they can exhibit annoying behaviors.   If you could only get rid of some of these irritating habits, maybe life would be a little easier at home. Contrary to what most people think, the child is not being manipulative, mean, or [...]

By | 2017-07-26T16:59:54+00:00 May 1st, 2016|For Parents|

Your Parenting Resolution

The New Year can be a time for new beginnings.  For many of us, it is a time to resolve to do something differently.  New Year's resolutions can be quite important because they can affect mental and physical health, social relations, and our satisfaction with life.  You might be thinking about resolving to exercise more, [...]

By | 2017-07-26T16:59:54+00:00 January 1st, 2016|For Parents|

Navigating Divorce with Children

The Child First Principle Divorce and separation raises scores of challenges for parents and children.  Also, situations can vary greatly from one family to the next.  There are, however, some things you can do to make the process less stressful on your family.  If your interactions with your former spouse or partner are all pleasant, [...]

By | 2017-07-26T16:59:55+00:00 November 1st, 2015|For Parents|
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