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How to Handle Temper Tantrums

Handling Temper Tantrums

172270537Having a child throw a temper tantrum doesn’t mean that he is “bad” or that you are a “bad” parent.  It’s just another way that your child is communicating to you.  Some may even view […]

By |October 3rd, 2013|Blog, Handling Misbehaviors|Comments Off on How to Handle Temper Tantrums

Stop Yelling at Your Children!!!

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.

By |August 22nd, 2012|Big Kids, Blog, Handling Misbehaviors, Little Kids, Positive Parenting|Comments Off on Stop Yelling at Your Children!!!

5 Tips for Sane Summer Parenting

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.

By |July 25th, 2012|Big Kids, Blog, Handling Misbehaviors, Little Kids, Parents, Positive Parenting|Comments Off on 5 Tips for Sane Summer Parenting

The Overprotective Parent: Letting Your Child Experience Consequences

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.

By |July 19th, 2012|Big Kids, Blog, Handling Misbehaviors, Little Kids, Parents, Positive Parenting|Comments Off on The Overprotective Parent: Letting Your Child Experience Consequences

Spanking Linked to Mental Illness

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.

By |July 4th, 2012|Big Kids, Blog, Handling Misbehaviors, Kids' Health, Little Kids, Parents|Comments Off on Spanking Linked to Mental Illness

How to Achieve Mutual Respect with 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.

By |June 28th, 2012|Big Kids, Blog, Handling Misbehaviors, Little Kids, Positive Parenting|Comments Off on How to Achieve Mutual Respect with Children

Moving from Blame to Family Problem Solving

"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.

By |June 26th, 2012|Big Kids, Blog, Handling Misbehaviors, Little Kids, Parents, Positive Parenting|Comments Off on Moving from Blame to Family Problem Solving

You Can’t Rush an Apology: How to Give and Accept an Apology

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."

By |June 20th, 2012|Big Kids, Blog, Handling Misbehaviors, Little Kids, Positive Parenting|Comments Off on You Can’t Rush an Apology: How to Give and Accept an Apology

Parenting Classes Not Just for Parents: Does Your Baby Sitter Know How to Parent?

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.

By |June 1st, 2012|Blog, Handling Misbehaviors, Parents, Positive Parenting|Comments Off on Parenting Classes Not Just for Parents: Does Your Baby Sitter Know How to Parent?

Modern Family’s “Little Bo Bleep”: What to Do When Toddlers Curse

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?

By |May 17th, 2012|Blog, Handling Misbehaviors, Kids' Environment, Little Kids, Positive Parenting|Comments Off on Modern Family’s “Little Bo Bleep”: What to Do When Toddlers Curse