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10 Parenting Secrets To Empower Kids: #4 Set The Example
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10 Parenting Secrets To Empower Kids: #4 Set The Example

How many times have you seen one of your own “less than favorable” behaviors exhibited by one or more of your kids? It could be something as small as using poor table manners or as significant as lashing out in anger when things don’t go their way. Either way, it is vital for you to understand that children learn how to react from the people in their environment. They mimic the behaviors of their role models. Simply stated, kids emulate adults behaviors until they become anchored and become their own.

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Dating Tips For Single Parents [EXPERT]
When children are involved, dating can be complicated!
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Love Advice For Single Parents & Those Who Date Them

Once you reach a certain age, as a single person you may have children of your own, or you may not have children, but you are dating people who do. This definitely makes dating more challenging and possibly very rewarding at the same time. Let's look at dating from each perspective.

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My husband stopped to rescue a kitten when no one else would.
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How A Cat Showed Me What A Great Dad My Husband Would Be

I’ve learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way they treat animals and restaurant servers. Even if you aren’t an animal person, and honestly, I don’t think I am, there’s still a way to create creatures with respect and kindness. My husband and I had many early dinner dates, and I was always impressed with how he treated wait-staff. He was polite but not flirty with the pretty ones, and he always tipped well but not gratuitously. And he had a rescued greyhound that he took amazing care of, so I knew that he was a decent human being. But there was one event that happened early in our relationship that really helped me see the kind of man he was.

Is Alicia Silverstone Clueless About Parenting? [EXPERT]
Instead of judging other parents, focus on improving your own parenting skills.
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Is Alicia Silverstone Clueless About Parenting?

When was the last time you sat in a restaurant and became upset that your meal was disturbed by the noisy children a few tables over? How many times have you ranted privately about the poor parenting that's the cause of the latest school shooting or online bullying drama? Like a winter coat to protect yourself from the cold, parents wear judgment of other parents like a shield to protect us from seeing clearly where we might need to improve our own parenting.

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In-laws, parenting and finances are reasons to go to couples therapy.
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6 Reasons To Consider Couples Therapy

Often, couples therapy carries a negative stigma, preventing many from reaping its benefits. But there are plenty of reasons couples go to therapy, outside the threat of splitting up.

10 Parenting Secrets To Empower Kids: #3 No Means Yes
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10 Parenting Secrets To Empower Kids: #3 No Means Yes

By nature, people like be right. We like to be correct. It makes us feel smarter. Kids are people. They like to be right too. Referring back FEAR as addressed in Secret #2, if a kid is afraid to look or sound dumb or un-cool if he or she does something incorrectly, how likely do you think that child is to participate in class, join a club or sport, or try new things?

Train Your Pet, Motivate Your Kids [EXPERT]
Your children appreciate praise and validation just as much as your dog.
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Train Your Pet, Motivate Your Kids

Anyone who has ever owned a dog knows that training something that does not speak your language is all about voice tone and behavioral rewards. If the dog gets a treat when he does the trick you want, what does your son get when he does his trick?

10 Parenting Secrets To Empower Kids: #2 Make Fear Fun
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10 Parenting Secrets To Empower Kids: #2 Make Fear Fun

According to the Encarta Dictionary, fear is defined as an unpleasant feeling of anxiety or apprehension caused by the presence or anticipation of danger. The most commonly use synonyms are panic, anxiety, and worry. How often do we hear those words in the media these days? The key words in that definition are the “presence or anticipation.” There are different types of fear that humans feel. Some are instinctive and helpful while others are invented in the mind and hurtful. The instinctive fears show up in the “presence” of danger.

Is Your Home A Safe Environment?
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Is Your Home A Safe Environment?

You probably spent weeks making sure that you had the right car seat, the best stroller, the appropriate clothes and nursery for your child. It takes time and effort to make informed decisions about parenting and about our child’s environment. Today, I would like to ask you to consider an aspect of your child’s environment that you may not have thought about. What is your child’s “sonic environment?” What sounds are they surrounded by? How safe are their toys?

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Allow your kids to mirror the confidence you have in them!
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10 Parenting Secrets To Empower Kids

I am best known for teaching kids how to create their own empowering identity. In other words, how do they finish the statement, "I am..." Whether an elementary school student or a corporate CEO, how a person finishes that statement defines who they are, their beliefs about themselves and their world, and the standards they live by. It is their identity. It is the driving force behind the behaviors exhibited both in public and in private. Psychologists and Psychiatrists will tell you that it is nearly impossible for a person to consistently act in a manner that is not congruent with his or her identity. So the question is, how do we get out kids to have identities that empower them rather than hinder them as they grow?

Are You Holding Your Kids Back From Success?
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Are You Holding Your Kids Back From Success?

Until the mid 1800’s, children were, for all intents and purposes, tiny adults. They worked long hard hours on the family farm, in mines, or in factories. The country was growing and needed production to sustain itself and its people. Kids were expected to shoulder their “fair share” of the burden. It was not until the Industrial Revolution when machines became commonplace and mass production was the “new normal” that society began to think about what to do with children. Think about it.

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Add some rhythm to your baby's sleeping pattern.
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Music: The Way To Better Sleep For Your Baby

Using a musical cue for sleep with your baby and young child can be a wonderful way to help your child know when it is time to sleep. It also serves as a way for them to enter sleep more easily and is a wonderful tool to build a bedtime routine around.