My Kids Really Know How To Push My Buttons!

April 11, 2010 by  
Filed under Discipline, Parenting

Kids can really push your buttons!

Radio Series Update April 8: “My kids really know how to push my buttons!” As the title suggests, this week we recognized that your ‘buttons’ are your particular emotional hot spots. If you think back, some of your ‘buttons’ may very well be the same parental buttons you pushed when you were a kid. How your parents responded to certain behaviors of yours, is how you learned to respond... 

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To Spank Or Not To Spank–That Is The Question

You have probably heard this old Mother Goose rhyme: There was an old woman who lived in a shoe She had so many children she didn’t know what to do. She gave them some broth without any bread, Then whipped them all soundly And put them to bed. Here’s a kinder, gentler alternative of “Old Woman In A Shoe” from Jordan Riak: There was an old woman Who lived in a shoe. She was a kindhearted... 

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Is Discipline the same as spanking?

March 25, 2010 by  
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Radio Series Update: Is Discipline the same as spanking? Another great show, thanks to my wonderful host, Michelle Wargo on What do you think of when you hear the word ‘discipline’? If you are like most parents, the word conjures up ideas of correction and punishment. However, that is only one part of the equation! Actually, the purpose of discipline is to teach. What... 

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Enjoy your kids while you can!

August 17, 2009 by  
Filed under Family

My awesome son Today is my son’s birthday.  At 4:05 a.m., Alex turned 23.  Wow!  How did that happen???  Surely I haven’t aged that much! It seems like only yesterday that he was  a baby!  Then, before I knew it he was going off to kindergarten.  And, I cried.  “Tomorrow he’ll be going to high school,” I lamented.  His dad laughed at me. Then, sure enough…... 

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Kids Can Behave

March 17, 2009 by  
Filed under Discipline

“Want harmony at home? Then focus on good behavior rather than the bad. Another important factor to successful discipline is understanding your child”, said Vicki Panaccione, a Melbourne psychologist and parent coach who writes child development articles focusing on elementary and middle school children. “You need to know your child in order to know how to intervene in their behavior,”... 

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Don’t Forget the Hugs

January 15, 2009 by  
Filed under Child Development

“Children need to know they are loved simply for existing, not because of what they do, what grades they bring home, but just because of who they are.” Vicki Panaccione, Ph.D., child psychologist Parents spend a lot of time telling kids to clean their room, do their homework, wash the dishes, stop fighting with their siblings, brush their teeth and go to bed. When it comes to raising responsible... 

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