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Are you overly focused on your children's future instead of your kids in the moment?
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What Wise Parents Know About Raising Successful Children

Do you notice when your children are being good friends? Or do you only focus on how they performed at their last piano concert or soccer game? YourTango expert Dr. Lisa Kaplin explains why you are giving them all of the wrong lessons about life.

Parenting Styles: Why You Should Let Your Kids Get Disappointed
You worry he won't get picked for football so you don't even let him try out.
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Teaching Your Kid To Fear Disappointment? You Should Stop NOW

You love your child and want the best for him but do you protect little Timmy too much? Life coach Dr. Lisa Kaplin discusses parenting styles where mom and dad prevent their child from participating in life in fear they will experience disappointment. Read on to see if you're guilty of this and what you can do to give your child the space to make mistakes and grow.

Parenting Styles: Why Being A Helicopter Parent Is Not Effective
Are you going to ride the bike for him, too?
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The Dangers Of Being A Helicopter Parent: Why You Should Back Off

There are a lot of decisions to be made when you become a parent. You have to pick a name for your child, pick their daily wardrobe and most importantly, pick your parenting style. In this article, Dr. Lisa Kaplin discusses helicopter parenting and why it's actually not an effective way to raise productive and capable adults. Are you guilty of hovering over your kid?

How to Prevent Your Child From Becoming a Procrastinator
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How to Prevent Your Child From Becoming a Procrastinator

Are you a procrastinator? Procrastination is a widespread problem that never seems to go away. No one is born with a procrastination gene. It is an annoying habit that may have its roots in childhood. Although we may look back on childhood as a carefree time, a child’s life is structured around school. Parents and teachers rule, and children must obey.

How to Get a Divorce From Your Parents
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How to Get a Divorce From Your Parents

Overbearing and unloving parents haunted you as a child, and their ghost still lingers with you as an adult. Breaking free from parents who cause frustration and turmoil in your adult life is key to being the independent person you are destined to be.

Start Within to End Violence and Abuse
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Start Within to End Violence and Abuse

I see abuse on a continuum from yelling at children who are doing developmentally appropriate child behaviors, calling someone names or making fun of their differences, kicking the dog or using your child as a punching bag because you had a stressful day at work, to road rage because someone cut you off in traffic and you took it as some personal affront to you, getting impatient with a loved one because they haven’t met your expectations, etc. You get the picture.