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Parenting Tips: The Basics
3 months ago



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3 months ago

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:

3 months ago

Be consistent. 



If you set guidelines for behavior, stick to them. 

3 months ago

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

2 months ago

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

2 months ago

Follow through. 

2 months ago

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

2 months ago

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

2 months ago

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

1 month ago

Be specific.

1 month ago

Don't make children read your mind. 

1 month ago

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

1 month ago

Learn to manage behavior.

3 weeks ago

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

2 weeks ago

There's just no substitute for YOU!

1 week ago

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

2 days ago

Remain patient.