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Good parenting is a combination of role modeling, teaching and friendship. Basic parenting skills can help you retain your sense of humor while building your children's self-confidence and self-esteem. Consider the importance of these habits:

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Be consistent. 



If you set guidelines for behavior, stick to them. 

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Don't "give in" to whines or tantrums when you've already said, "No." Try changing the environment, or the subject, and remain positive. 

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You're teaching your children boundaries that make sense -- without anger.

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Follow through. 

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Think before you set consequences for breaking the rules, because you must follow through if you want to be taken seriously.

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If you don't plan to carry out threats, don't make them. 

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Have a plan for discipline; don't let your good or bad moods dictate your actions when it comes to your children.

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Be specific.

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Don't make children read your mind. 

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Be crystal clear when explaining what behavior you would like to see from them.

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Learn to manage behavior.

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The secret: Children need to have your time, attention, praise and respect. 

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There's just no substitute for YOU!

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A child who doesn't get enough positive attention will demand "negative" attention.

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Remain patient. 

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 It takes time and practice, but your child will appreciate it.

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Speak and listen with care.

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Try to listen more than you speak. 

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Listen with your eyes and your heart.

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 If a child feels understood, he will be more likely to listen when you speak, and respect what you say.

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Let kids be kids -- and have a sense of humor! 

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Kids make mistakes; it's how they learn. 

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As long as they're not in danger, try to have a sense of humor when your plans go awry.



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