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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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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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Never Say “You Should Have…”

What To Say, and What Not To Say When You Complain If you complain, here’s some good advice for parents and for bosses.   Whenever you say, “You should have,” the other person will feel defensive, and probably will tighten up … Continue reading

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POSITIVE PARENTING: COMMAND BUT DON’T EXPLAI

A Parenting Tip From John Gray, Ph.D., author of “Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus” What to say to a child when she resists your wishes. Parents make a mistake when they justify their commands with explanations.  If … Continue reading

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