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Motivating Your Child

Like baking a pie, motivating your children requires preparation: “P” for planning, “I” for involvement and “E” for enthusiastic encouragement. In order to prepare for this task, you need to know what it is you are trying to accomplish.  There are two basic principles we need to keep in mind when discussing motivating our children.  […]

Top Mistakes Parents Make With Teen Discipline: What Not To Do When Disciplining Teenagers

Raging hormones, misunderstandings, raised voices, restrictions and curfews come to mind for many when they hear the phrase “teen discipline.” But wouldn’t you rather think of respect, transitioning into adulthood, rational discussions and reasonable behavior? The recipe for raising children requires a delicate balance of authority and love. And, with teens, that balance becomes even […]