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You've begun to accept the status quo, the easy path—the one with less resistance. You have stopped tackling new undertakings. You've just entered into your complacent adulthood...
Skills to Successfully Parent Your Child
About this Blog Just about every career requires prior course training, and often some work-related experience. Becoming a parent can be one of the most responsible positions we undertake, yet most of us do so unprepared and without any prior knowledge. W...
I am all for teaching a lesson that leaves a lasting impression and shows the child that there are consequences for irresponsible behavior. But that lesson should be one that comes from love, and ultimately teaches the child how to love . . .
Here are all the things I want to tell her, and to tell all those teenage girls out there . . . all the things I wished someone told me . . .
I had always thought that I treated each child as an individual and worked to bring out his or her best. What hadn’t occurred to me was that I was treating each child the way I saw that child, and in my limited vision I was missing out on abilities and ca...
We all know that if children are deprived of certain vitamins during their formative years, such as Vitamins A, B or D, they suffer lifelong problems. Likewise, the lack of vitamin "L" – love – can create emotional handicaps.
Parents can find many ways to safely empower teens without allowing them to make dangerous choices. Most of the time the significance of the choices does not matter; even small decisions can make a difference and allow them to feel that they can fulfill t...
Self-esteem is something we come into the world with; it follows us through life like a shadow. If we lose it, we are lost. If we have it, we can face all of life's trials...
Relating to their teenager can be easier than most parents think, especially when they learn about the key areas that can sustain the relationship: connection, control, and communication...
Antidote to Teenage At-Risk Behavior
In many ways, investing in an emotional relationship with a teenager is similar to building a solid financial investment. A wise investment is great preparation for your future, and the formula works for teenagers in exactly the same way – the more you pu...
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