Monday, January 3, 2011

Happy New Year

Parenting resolutions:
 Most parents tell me they want to be more patience, yell less, spend more time with their children and
get their children to listen better.

 Tip #1. Try letting your child know what you want them  to do rather than what you don't want them to do.  Rephrasing  the request in a more positive light may help get different results.
Tip #2 Remember: listening demands social skills. Be realistic  about you child's development and your expectations. Break things down to simple tasks. Instead of stringing along 2 or more commands; "pick up your toys, brush your teeth and put your PJ's on. Start with one task and be encouraging. It takes practice but it may help take some of the hassles out of parenting.

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