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Sample Note Of Thanks From A Child

How To Write a Thank-you Note or Letter by Gene Griessman, Ph.D. This week I received a thank-you note from a 12-year-old boy named Spencer that could serve as a template for any message of appreciation. Spencer wrote to thank … Continue reading

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Advice For Parents and All Leaders: Learn From Dog Trainers

Going To The Dogs: What You Can Learn About Leadership And Communication From Dog Trainers by Gene Griessman, Ph.D. When I  found “Beware of the Dogs” by Burkhard Bilger in The New Yorker, I recognized that this article contains powerful … Continue reading

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Parenting: How To Tell Your Child To Do Homework

What You Say To A Child About Homework: A Famous Example In Barack Obama’s memoir Dreams From My Father, he writes about growing up in Indonesia:  “…five days a week (my mother) came into my room at four in the … Continue reading

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Sample Congratulations Messages

What You Say When You Write A Letter Of Congratulations Edited by Gene Griessman, Ph.D. Here is a sample letter of congratulations written by family member that can be adapted to many situations.   You can well imagine how this message … Continue reading

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Positive Parenting

Parenting:  “7 ways to make sure what you say won’t damage your child” by Jean Guarino We found a fine article about positive parenting written by Jean Guarino in the Sun-Times entitled “7 ways to make sure what you say … Continue reading

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HOW TO PRAISE YOUR CHILD

Positive Parenting Requires Appropriate Praise–With Just The Right Tone of Voice The tone of your voice is very important, “SuperNanny” Jo Frost believes. You should have at least two voices that you use with children: the Voice of Approval and … Continue reading

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PARENTING: NEVER GIVE UNDERSERVED PRAISE TO YOUR CHILD

Never say to your child…”Great job” if your child did not do a great job. That’s the advice of Yale Professor Amy Chua.  “Never give unearned smiley faces.” Chua, who’s the mother of two, and author of author of the … Continue reading

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