We all know by now that spanking is bad for our children, but constant yelling can be damaging as well. How can parents stop yelling at their kids? Here's a powerful tool that can help parents turn down the volume.
Are your school age kids still on summer break? Has the novelty of vacation worn off a bit, and now they are just driving you crazy at home? Here are a few quick tips to beat the Summer Slump.
In this excerpt from Susie Walton's book, Key to Personal Freedom: How Myths Affect Our Family Lives, Walton tackles the overprotective parent. What you overprotect, you make weak. Letting our children experience the consequences of their mistakes ultimately makes them stronger.
According to a new study, American adults who were spanked as kids run a higher risk of suffering from mental health problems ranging from depression, anxiety disorders, and chemical dependency. Read the complete study here. Add this to the ever-growing mountain of evidence that corporal punishment is (at best) ineffective and (at worst) profoundly damaging to our children.
A key component to a healthy family is mutual respect. When we “demand” respect from our children with yelling and punishment, we aren’t modelling respectful behaviour ourselves. Where did we get the notion that we must break down our children in order to build them up again? Susie Walton's experience has taught her that the best way to get respect from our kids is to give respect to them.
"Whose fault is this?" or "Who's to blame?" are the go-to sentiments for when situations or relationships hit rough patches. Jeff Everage explains why figuring out where the blame goes is a waste of time.
Guest Writer and RCB Instructor Amy Miller shares the "Apology Policy" she and her family members follow in order to repair a disturbed relationship. Sincerity, understanding, acknowledgment, and connection are all key ingredients of an effective "I'm sorry."
Summer is coming, and for many working parents that means your kids will spend much of their day with a sitter, nanny, or day care provider. Find out why the tools taught in parenting classes are good for them and good for your kids.
From potty-training to potty mouth? Popular ABC show Modern Family sparks controversy with its episode featuring a swearing toddler. What can real parents do about toddlers and 4-letter words?