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“I’ll Do It Later!” 6 Ways to Get Kids to Do Chores Now

January 26th, 2011 Posted in Parenting Kids Tags: ,

Ill Do It Later!6 Ways to Get Kids to Do Chores NowGetting kids to do chores is one of the most common arguments families have. Who can’t relate to this picture? You’re yelling, “Why haven’t you cleaned your room yet?” while your child is on the couch watching TV, shouting back, “I’ll do it later!” The reason kids don’t like doing chores is the same reason adults don’t like doing chores: household tasks are generally boring. Read more »

Dealing with Child Temper Tantrums from Toddler to Pre-teen

January 5th, 2011 Posted in Kids Behavior Tags: ,



Dealing with Child Temper Tantrums from Toddler to Pre-teenWhy are temper tantrums so difficult for parents to handle? Besides the fact that they’re loud, annoying and embarrassing, we often feel it’s our job requirement to make our kids act the way we feel they should behave. If we can’t do that, we feel ineffective. We also don’t like the judgments that we imagine others are making of us when our kids are out of control. We don’t know what to do, but feel we must do something—after all, we are the parents. Read more »

The Top 5 Parenting Mistakes-and How to Avoid Them

December 19th, 2010 Posted in Parenting Kids Tags:

The Top 5 Parenting Mistakes-and How to Avoid ThemAs parents, we all make mistakes. On the Parental Support Line, I often encourage parents to give themselves a break—after all, it’s impossible for any of us to be perfect. Our kids test us at every age and stage; it’s part of their job as children to push boundaries with us and see where the line is drawn. As they get older, it can often feel like we are running through a parenting obstacle course: just when we’ve figured out one stage—and its many challenges—our kids move on to the next one. So you might feel pretty confident in your role as a parent when your child is nine, but then everything changes again when he moves on to the tween years and starts acting out in new, unimagined ways. Read more »

No Means No: How to Teach Your Child That You Mean Business

December 12th, 2010 Posted in Kids Behavior Tags:

No Means No: How to Teach Your Child That You Mean BusinessI think a lot of parents feel it’s important to explain their reasoning to their children in an attempt to get them to understand. Realize that along the way, wanting your child to understand can easily shift into wanting their approval, or their acceptance of your reasons. When this happens, parents can get stuck in a dynamic where they’re over-explaining things to their children. I personally think that once you’ve given your child a reasonable amount of input, any further explanation defeats the purpose.

Manage A Disrespectful Kid Like A Pro Part 1 – Learning Parenting

December 8th, 2010 Posted in Parenting Kids Tags:



Disrespectful kidIf you have a disrespectful kid at home, your patience are put to a test. Disrespectful kid shows behavior problems such as raising his voice, refuses to answer despite hearing you, shows persistent anger on you, walks away during confrontation or shows disrespectful gestures.

If we look into age group, different kid may show behave differently although you should tackle them similarly. Read more »