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Energy Drain: Consequences for Children

Would you like your life as a parent to be complicated? Would you like to live in a constant state of confusion and anxiety? Would you like to feel unsure about how to deal with the problems your children create? Would you like to frequently think to yourself something like, “Oh, no. Now what do …

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When Punishment Leads To: “I Don’t Care”

Lisa was just about at the end of her patience with little Freddie. He was at that age where he was testing her constantly, and now he was at it again. He had been told many times not to tease the cat. In fact, she had threatened all sorts of dire consequences if he did. …

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Discipline: Is it Okay to Delay The Consequences?

Many of us have the idea that we need to deliver immediate consequences when our children misbehave. That misconception can lead to many problems for the parent and the child. As a parent, when we react with anger to our child’s misbehavior and shoot off the first thing that comes into our head, e.g., “That’s …

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I Listen to Little Boys & Girls

Interrupting can be a common problem with children. This is a story from a mom talking on the phone in the car whose children kept interrupting.  She said, “I listen to little boys & girls who don’t interrupt their mommies on the phone.” Of course, they kept interrupting.  She pulled over, got out of the …

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