Archive for 'Limit Setting'

Teaching a Preteen Child to Be More Responsible

Teaching a Preteen Child to Be More Responsible

The preteen years are the calm before the storm of the more tumultuous teen years. But that doesn’t mean that parents can sit back and relax. The preteen years mark a time in a child’s life [...]

Are You Too Strict with Your Teen or Preteen?

Are You Too Strict with Your Teen or Preteen?

How many times have you said “no” to your children today? There’s good reason to consider a few alternatives to the word “no”. When it comes to parenting, one of the most overused words in the [...]

What To Do About Sibling Rivalry and Fights

What To Do About Sibling Rivalry and Fights

Sibling rivalry may be inevitable, but there are still ways to get our kids to show a little respect for one another. When it comes to relationships between siblings, most of us hope that our children [...]

Sibling Jealousy

Sibling Jealousy

What to do when your children are jealous of one another. Sibling Jealousy If there’s one sure way to create a little sibling rivalry among kids, it’s to treat two siblings differently. That’s because kids have [...]

Computer Game Violence

Computer Game Violence

When’s the last time you observed the computer and video games your children play? Well once you do, don’t be surprised if you find yourself suddenly laying down some ground rules on the types of games [...]

When Children Swear, Curse and Use Foul Language

When Children Swear, Curse and Use Foul Language

Hearing swear words coming from your child’s mouth can be upsetting. More astonishing may be that those first swear words your young child utters were learned on the home front. It can be a shocking moment [...]

When Parents Lose Their Cool

When Parents Lose Their Cool

What to do when you lose your cool and blow up at your kids. Losing Your Cool As parents, we’ve all been there. A discussion with our kids turns into an argument, we blow up, the [...]

Family TV Time

Family TV Time

How movies, television and video games can bring families closer. Family TV Time In this day and age, both parents and kids are busy with commitments. Which is why family, movie and even video game nights [...]

Rewarding and Bribing Children

Rewarding and Bribing Children

Why rewards and bribes backfire when it comes to motivating kids. Rewarding & Bribing When it comes to getting kids to do what we want, it’s awfully tempting to use rewards, but rewarding children for what [...]

The Perils of Punishment

The Perils of Punishment

How encouragement goes a long way when it comes to disciplining kids. Limit Setting When It comes to disciplining our kids, the one word that comes to mind is “no”. But saying “no” can dampen children’s [...]