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  • Fourteen ways to end the chore battle with kids
    Fourteen ways to end the chore battle with kids
    Chores can be one of the biggest causes of fights between parents and children. Here are some ways to make it easier on everybody without threats, punishments, bribes, tantrums or tears.1. Adopt simple routines. Children like predictability and...
  • Soda: Drink at your own risk
    Soda: Drink at your own risk
    Health and nutrition experts try to emphasize it over and over again in hopes that people will listen and learn. The bottom line: drinking soda is detrimental to your health, in more ways than one. A recent article in the Las Vegas Review Journal ...
  • Attachment Parenting 101: How to avoid tantrums before they start
    Attachment Parenting 101: How to avoid tantrums before they start
    Why is it that some kids never seem to have temper tantrums and others seem to have them several times a day?While temperament can be a part of it, savvy parents know that the key to avoiding tantrums is to know their triggers.Here are some of the...
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    Mom uses Facebook to make amends for teens' rude behavior; makes them apologize
    Alabama mother, Kyesha Smith Wood knew it was going to be a long shot but she sent out a public message on her Facebook page, nonetheless. She wanted to reach out and apologize to a woman who had been treated rudely by her daughter and...
  • Family
    Family-centered care may help kids with ADHD
    For kids with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), training their families to engage in compassionate care may lead to improved behavior, according to a new study. The research, published in the March 23 online journal Pediatrics,...
  • Did this dad teach the boy who 'cried wolf' a valuable lesson about lying?
    Did this dad teach the boy who 'cried wolf' a valuable lesson about lying?
    What would you say if your child came home and told you a story about being bullied? Would you believe them? Apparently this dad didn't and decided to teach his son a lesson about lying, by well, lying.In this video a child is riding in the...
  • Discipline versus child abuse
    Discipline versus child abuse
    In the past few years, there has been much concern about what constitutes discipline and what many people fear is abuse. This past week, there was an interview on NBC-5 Chicago in the morning with Zachary Quinto who plays the controversial Harry...
  • 'The Slap:' Should someone else discipline your child?
    'The Slap:' Should someone else discipline your child?
    It's a party in the backyard. Friends and family are gathered together. Kids are playing. There is eating and drinking. A parent speaks to another parent about his child's actions. A few minutes later, there's a slap, and it's not...
  • Old man punishment
    Old man punishment: Unruly kid? Atlanta Barber offers punitive 'old man' haircut
    An “old man” haircut just might teach these young boys a lesson. So the thinking is for an Atlanta-area barber, who evidently is empathetic with parents who are pulling out their own hair over their disorderly broods. Barber Russell...
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    Parenting 101: limit setting when your child resists, rebels, isn't in the mood
    In the popular children's book by Mo Willems, Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, the message is clear - no amount of begging, pleading, cajoling, insisting or demanding will make this pigeon ready-and-able to drive the bus. And so it is...
  • Harris Kern, Organization Coach
    Interview with Organization Coach Harris Kern
    Harris Kernis recognized as the foremost authority on providing practical guidance for solving management issues and challenges. He has devoted over 30 years helping professionals build competitive organizations. His client list reads like a who...
  • Rue
    Student loses shirt during confrontation with teacher (VIDEO)
    A 15-year-old female student, Sara Rue, was in her Language Arts classroom at Roberts Annex School in a Salem, Oregon, when she lost her sweatshirt after a physical confrontation with her teacher. The girl was trying to leave her class when the...
  • Discipline
    Video of teen being punished for not respecting teacher is raising questions
    Some have called it an example of tough love and effective parenting. Others seeit as child abuse. You can decide for yourself after watching the Facebook video on this page, which has goneviral.In it a teen who failed to show proper respect for...
  • Naomi in her basket
    Parenting struggles: teaching your child discipline
    Do you ever say one thing to your child, and then change your mind? Is that a good thing or a bad thing? On the one hand, its not so good because the child learns that she can manipulate you. On the other hand, its not so bad because it means you...
  • Bucket Fillers
    Fill your child's bucket every day with love, acceptance and pride
    Everything grows from love - confidence, joy, resourcefulness, kindness, compassion, acceptance and peace. You convey brain-boosting love to your children every day in a million ways as you "fill their bucket" just like the bestselling...
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