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Learning Styles of Children

Many parents struggle with feeling that their children do not listen to them, or “must learn the hard way”. It seems no matter how many times you try to teach them something, they don’t get it. Sometimes, it can be even more frustrating that kids don’t put what they learn into practice. Something to consider […]

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Communicating with and Understanding Your Child

Communicating with your child can sometimes be difficult and frustrating. Children often do not verbally share what they are thinking and feeling, which makes understanding their moods and emotions a challenge. But, there is good news- you know more about what your child is communicating to you than you think! (more…)

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Healthy Interactions with Children- Tone of Voice

One of the earliest forms of communication for children is the ability to pick up on cues given by adults. Some of these are nonverbal cues, such as a smile, touch, furrowed brow, etc. Others are verbal, and come from reading subtle changes during an interaction, such as inflection and tone of voice. Tone of […]

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Parenting Tip: 30 Second Burst of Attention

One of the most common reasons children act out inappropriately is to get attention. Children recognize that when they choose to make poor choices, it usually creates a string of reactions that put them at the center of the issue. After all, negative attention is still attention. (more…)

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Tips for Disciplining Children

As discussed in the February 26 newsletter, discipline remains a very difficult area of child rearing for parents. How do you balance being a parent and a friend? How do you show unconditional acceptance of your child but also set clear limits on behavior? (more…)

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Child Freedom and Independence

As discussed in the January 22 newsletter, parents often find it easier to do things or answer for their children than to sit back and allow the children to respond in their own way or time. This is a sticky situation as parents certainly want to help their kids, but can also prevent their children […]

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Birth Order

As discussed in the January 1 newsletter, birth order plays a significant role in family dynamics and personality. Birth order affects every person, and is often a topic that is neglected when looking at the behaviors and characteristics of children (and adults). (more…)

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Memorable Holidays with your Kids

As discussed in the December 18 newsletter, the holidays can be very busy and stressful times for you and your families. Often the focus becomes gifts and events, rather than special times with your families and loved ones. Unfortunately, children’s senses are filled with messages that scream “Buy me”! However, the memorable pieces of holiday […]

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Childhood Stress

As discussed in the November 27 newsletter, childhood stress is a very real and significant concern. The busier and more dynamic families become, the greater the potential for children to become anxious and stressed. (more…)

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