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What I Learned About Tone of Voice and Parenting

Tone of Voice: A parent’s key to knowing the meaning behind the words.

Last weekend I took a coaching certification class offered at www.yourinfinitelylifeonline.com called Power/Empathy/Tone of Voice Concepts.  This is one of their “Advanced Mastery Classes” for coaching and teaching the courses they offer.  I”m busy working on […]

By |February 12th, 2014|Ages 0-3, Ages 13-18, Ages 4-7, Ages 8-12, Big Kids, Blog, Boys, Consequences, FAPQ, Fighting, Girls, Listening, Positive Parenting|Comments Off on What I Learned About Tone of Voice and Parenting

Shy Kids: Tips for Nurturing an Introverted Child

Do you have an introverted child? Do you worry that your shy kid is missing out on all the fun and spends too much time alone? Are you afraid that your child won’t get what she wants out of life because she is too timid to speak up? Introversion in children is not necessarily a condition that needs a cure. It’s part of your child’s personality, learning style, and mode of “recharging.” This article explains what introversion is, and how to nurture and celebrate our introverted children

By |March 7th, 2013|Blog, Courses|Comments Off on Shy Kids: Tips for Nurturing an Introverted Child

Susie Walton on Mutual Respect

When it comes to respect, you get what you give! Susie Walton speaks about how she was able to achieve mutual respect with each of her four children-- and she shares how other parents can do the same!

By |October 16th, 2012|Big Kids, Blog, Little Kids, Positive Parenting|Comments Off on Susie Walton on Mutual Respect

True Parenting Goals

Often we get bogged down by our everyday parenting challenges (bedtime, homework, chores, curfew, etc.) that we forget that the bigger picture is actually of our kids as ADULTS! How is what we do as parents today really helping to shape our children's tomorrows? Jeff Everage talks about what he wants for his kids, and how he plans on delivering.

By |October 12th, 2012|Big Kids, Blog, Little Kids, Positive Parenting|Comments Off on True Parenting Goals

My Mom Took a Parenting Course: The Impact of Redirecting Children’s Behavior on a Teen’s Life

Every day we hear from parents whose lives have been transformed by taking a live or online parenting course. What do the kids have to say about it? Do the children see any improvements in their lives? We talk to Redirecting Children's Behavior Instructor Carmen Adame and her teenaged daughter to find out!

By |September 26th, 2012|Big Kids, Blog, Positive Parenting|Comments Off on My Mom Took a Parenting Course: The Impact of Redirecting Children’s Behavior on a Teen’s Life

The What If Game: A Parenting Tool for All Ages, All Situations

Do you ever wonder what your child would do if they encountered a new, unpleasant situation without you there to guide them, like toy-snatching at preschool, a bullying issue in grade school, or even peer pressure to do drugs in high school? There’s a very simple parenting tool out there to help prepare your kids for conflicts or issues they may encounter, even before they happen-- and it works for any age level and any imaginable situation.

By |August 29th, 2012|Big Kids, Blog, Little Kids, Positive Parenting|Comments Off on The What If Game: A Parenting Tool for All Ages, All Situations

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!!!

Teaching Your Child How to Lose: Good Sportsmanship

We do so much for our kids today to turn them into “winners.” Good schools, sports leagues, extra-curricular lessons of every variety. We teach them that practice makes perfect, hard work pays off, and to keep the eye on the prize. This is all great stuff to teach kids—we certainly don’t want to teach our children to be “losers.” But at one point or another, we all lose. Does your child know how to deal?

By |August 9th, 2012|Big Kids, Blog, Little Kids, Positive Parenting|Comments Off on Teaching Your Child How to Lose: Good Sportsmanship

Jon Young: The Role of Competition

This is an audio file of Jon Young speaking about how the Bushmen of Botswana view competition and how parents can apply this wisdom to raising their children in today's modern society.

By |August 8th, 2012|Blog, Parents, Positive Parenting|Comments Off on Jon Young: The Role of Competition

The Competition Paradox: Is Competition Good for Kids?

Jeff Everage examines the pros and cons of competition to try to answer the question, "Is competition good or bad for our kids?" Was he victorious in finding the answer? Read on to find out.

By |August 8th, 2012|Big Kids, Blog, Little Kids, Positive Parenting|Comments Off on The Competition Paradox: Is Competition Good for Kids?