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11 months ago



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11 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:

11 months ago

Be consistent. 



If you set guidelines for behavior, stick to them. 

10 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. 

10 months ago

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

10 months ago

Follow through. 

10 months ago

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

9 months ago

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

9 months ago

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

9 months ago

Be specific.

9 months ago

Don't make children read your mind. 

8 months ago

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

8 months ago

Learn to manage behavior.

8 months ago

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

8 months ago

There's just no substitute for YOU!

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

Remain patient. 

7 months ago

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

6 months ago

Speak and listen with care.

6 months ago

Try to listen more than you speak. 

6 months ago

Listen with your eyes and your heart.

6 months ago

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

6 months ago

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

5 months ago

Kids make mistakes; it's how they learn. 

5 months ago

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



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