A strong willed child is often regarded in either a very positive light or a very negative light, depending on your preconceptions. So is strong willed bad? I certainly don't think so. As with most things, there are positives and negatives to being strong willed. An iron-willed child will be resolute and determined. Those are great qualities in the right circumstances. In fact … [Read more...] about Parenting A Strong Willed Child
These days many parents are tuned in to the fact that some forms of discipline are heavy handed. Harsh discipline can actually thwart the development of the child by undermining their confidence and weakening the parent-child connection. However, parents also know that all children can - and do - misbehave from time-to-time. Discipline is an important part of establishing … [Read more...] about Why Positive Discipline Techniques Are So Effective
Being a parent can sometimes be a little trickier than you expected, especially if you discover that you and your partner have different types of parenting styles! Discipline in particular can be a sticky point. Can there be discipline without punishment? What is the definition of punishment anyway? In the role of parenting, it is essential to figure out where you stand on … [Read more...] about The Difference Between Discipline And Punishment
Every parent wants to raise a responsible, respectful child, not a "problem child" with behavior problems. Nevertheless, it seems that sometimes parents with the best of intentions end up with a child they have no idea how to handle. Today, I have a guest post from Sam Benkoczy who is a husband and father of four that has been involved with youth education since 1997. His main … [Read more...] about What Is A Problem Child?
Discipline and setting rules for children can be challenging. Is the word "no" part of your vocabulary? Do you have trouble enforcing the rules with your kids? Are you frustrated because your little angel is starting to act more like your little devil? Children need boundaries. Here is what you need to know about setting boundaries and enforcing rules in a fair but responsive … [Read more...] about Boundaries And Setting Rules For Children
There is no doubt that children need structure and rules. Those charts and point systems, as rigid as they are, work. Whether you are a new parent just learning how to discipline kids or a well-seasoned parent who is having trouble sticking to rules and charts, renowned parenting expert, Haleh Rabizdeh Resnick, has the advice you need. How To Discipline Your … [Read more...] about 5 Tips For How To Discipline Kids
National Spank Out Day is April 30th. Lots of people don’t want to spank their children, but they don’t know what to do instead. With that in mind, I'd like to share an excerpt from Crystal Lutton's book, Grace-Based Living to offer some constructive alternatives to spanking children. She also answers questions about whether spanking kids is OK and answers how else you can … [Read more...] about Parenting Alternatives to Spanking