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December Holidays: Is it Okay to Use Threats About Santas Good Bad List For Child Discipline?

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You are busy getting ready for the holiday family gatherings that are quickly approaching. While out shopping at the mall, your children start clamoring for you to take them to see Santa so they can give them their wish list. You want to do this on a day when you can get them dressed for the photo opportunity, so you tell them to wait until you can plan that outing another day. They protest in unison, “We wanna see Santa! We wanna see Santa!” You tell them you want them to look nice for Santa. They don’t care. They start throwing a joint tantrum, each one egging on the other. They are carrying... (Read More ...)

Can Daily Affirmations Help You Achieve New Years’ Eve Resolutions — or ANY Goal?

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The clock strikes midnight. Everyone cheers and is merry. A New Year has just begun. Your friends and family are taking turns sharing their New Year s Eve Resolutions. When it is your turn, you tell everyone, “This year I am going to get fit & trim down.  I’m going to learn to knit and make sweaters for everyone to wear by the time the December Holidays roll around again.  I’m going to organize my house and there is going to be a place for everything and everything is going to be in it’s place.  I’m going to be a better parent and spouse.  Last but not least, I vow to take time... (Read More ...)

December Holidays: How Can You Instill The Spirit Of Giving When Children Get the Holiday Gimmees?

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You’re at the toy store, picking out a gift  for your nephew.  Your son is with you.  You think this would be a great time to teach him about the spirit of giving, by having him help you pick out the toy. All through the store you hear: “Look!  I really want this.  Can we get this for me?” “Hey, will you get this for me today?  I want this really bad!” “I just have to have this!” “Hey, I want that!  Why do we have to give it to my cousin?” You understand your child’s excitement about the impending holidays. You understand child development and the ages and stages that... (Read More ...)

How Do You Teach Children To Have An Attitude Of Gratitude & Instill A Spirit Of Giving?

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How Do You Teach Children To Have An Attitude Of Gratitude & Instill A Spirit Of Giving? Your son has just opened his 4th present.  Instead of showing gratitude, he throws it aside and says, “What’s next!?” Your Daughter starts throwing a fit because she just counted the gifts and she has one less than her brother. The vision you had of a holiday filled with the spirit of giving has diminished in the matter of minutes.   The November and December Holidays are often known to be the season of influenza, but it’s also a season when “affluenza” can be particularly contagious,... (Read More ...)