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May, 2011

Self-control . . .

As parents, learning to control our own behavior influences our children and their actions. When parents and children feel out of control at the same time, a caring and constructive interaction is rarely the outcome. One way to stay connected to both feeling and being in control is to practice relaxation techniques. It is nearly …Continue reading

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When to step in . . .

Knowing when to step in to help your child if he or she is being picked on or left out of a group is sometimes difficult for parents. Children do need to have some challenges to develop skills. For example, they need to get into arguments to learn how to resolve them, and they need …Continue reading

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Connect to their reality . . .

As parents, we often miss making a connection with our children by responding to them only from our own point of view. Doing so leaves children feeling denied and all alone. One of the keys to connecting with children is to really listen to them and try to understand their notion of an experience rather …Continue reading

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Intense emotions . . .

As a child learns to connect ideas and concepts, certain accompanying emotions may cause him or her to suddenly become disorganized. The child may become anxious or withdrawn or actually feel disorganized. You can help your child by tuning in to the specific emotions that tend to tilt his or her emotional balance. By tuning …Continue reading

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