Posts Tagged 'kids'

Jan
11
Parenting Paragraph – How to discipline my kids

Q:  When I grew up spanking was a common form of discipline but it is taboo now.  Are spankings bad for kids? 

A. Great question!  There is a lot of discussion available online around spanking vs. non-spanking; the goal here is to consider a different perspective.  What changes when you …

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Jan
4
Parenting Paragraph – My son was being tormented

Q: My 11-year old son was being tormented by a couple of girls for half the school year and I didn’t know until the Dean call me. I’m concerned he let it go this long and I didn’t know anything about it, what should I do?

A. Great question! It’s …

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Dec
28
Parenting Paragraph – Raising kids gender neutral

Q:  I am a new parent and want to raise my children without gender specific roles — how do I do that in a world of Barbies and Legos?

A. Great question!  Remember nothing has any meaning until you give it meaning.  If you give a boy Barbies and a …

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Dec
21
Parenting Paragraph – Making Amends

Q. We typically spend Christmas Eve with my parents but our relationship has become very strained, so this year I suggested to my kids we create new traditions.  Since they don’t know how tough it’s been with my parents they want to go to their grandparents.  Do I stay true

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Dec
19
Different Approaches to Parenting

We tend to parent based on our behavioral style, and not our child’s. But just like you don’t feed a cat and dog the same food even though they are both animals, children have different emotional requirements and need different approaches to parenting.…

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Dec
14
Parenting Paragraph – Controlling video game usage

Q:  My elementary school children want to play videos games the minute they come home from school. I don’t think it’s healthy but believe they deserve a fun activity of their choice after sitting in class all day; do you have suggestions?

A. Great question! It’s easy for people to …

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Dec
12
Parenting Today

Do you feel like you are parenting all wrong? You might be. Often we parent based on our behavioral style not our child’s. Listen in to learn more.…

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Dec
7
Parenting Paragraph – Home for the Holidays

Q: Since our children were young, we have traveled to see family for the holidays. Now they are getting older and have started to mention they want to stay home Christmas Day; what should I do?

A. Great question! The real question is what do YOU want to do? Some …

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Nov
30
Parenting Paragraph – Our 4 year old is acting out!

Q. I recently had a new baby and our 4-year old daughter is acting out.  Sometimes I’m afraid she is going to hurt the baby.  What should I do?  

A. Great question! Remember, this is a big transition for your daughter. She has been the  main focus of your attention …

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Nov
24
Parenting Paragraph – My 5 yr old won’t sleep in her own bed!

Q. My daughter is 5 and sleeps in our bed every night. It was fine when she was little but it’s impacting my sleep and my relationship with my husband. She refuses to go to bed in her room; how do I get her to sleep in her own bed?

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