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4 months ago



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4 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:

4 months ago

Be consistent. 



If you set guidelines for behavior, stick to them. 

4 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. 

4 months ago

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

3 months ago

Follow through. 

3 months ago

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

3 months ago

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

3 months ago

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

2 months ago

Be specific.

2 months ago

Don't make children read your mind. 

2 months ago

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

2 months ago

Learn to manage behavior.

1 month ago

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

1 month ago

There's just no substitute for YOU!

1 month ago

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

1 month ago

Remain patient. 

3 weeks ago

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

1 week ago

Speak and listen with care.

1 week ago

Try to listen more than you speak. 

2 days ago

Listen with your eyes and your heart.