From the "Discipline That Connects"® Blog:

Monthly Archive for: ‘September, 2012’

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    Video: Sensory Input Techniques to Calm and Focus your Child

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    Got a child with sensory sensitivity? Check out Lynne’s helpful therapy techniques to help calm and focus your child!

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    Talking to Your Kids about Sex [Podcast]

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    A while ago we did a radio interview with our kids on the topic of sex. This is such an important topic, and one that often many parents are bashful or hesitant about addressing. Give it a listen!

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    Why “Asking Too Much” Can Be a Good Thing

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    When Moses told the nation of Israel to follow God’s commandments and “impress them on your children,” (Deut. 6:7) he was not speaking just to parents but to an entire community. He knew individual families were vulnerable. He knew that a family was only as …

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    6 Destructive Lies We Tell Ourselves — And How to Fight Them!

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    Sometimes we humans seem to act unpredictably or irrationally. But every action has a purpose, rooted in an underlying or “core” belief. Our core beliefs are what guide our behavior. The way core beliefs are formed is complex. Our environment, the media, our peers, and …

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    Is There “Miracle Grow” for Good Behavior?

    The energy we give to kids based on their behavior is like fertilizer. Whether it’s behavior we want from our kids or behavior we don’t want, our energy feeds it for future growth. To fertilize desired behavior requires thoughtfulness. We hope this simple acronym helps …

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    Cooperation Made Easy! (…At least this time.)

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    A few years ago, I took my two young nephews camping. Just the three of us. One morning I got up early to think and pray about our day. The previous night had been fun but exhausting, so I enjoyed the refreshing solitude, focused my mind …

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    Your Child Is Not Your Report Card

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    As the school year begins, here are a few brief reminders about responsibility and report cards. 1. Your child is not your report card. Many parents feel that their child’s poor behaviors mean that they are bad parents. Whether a child rudely rejects Grandma’s hotdish, …

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    When Kids Fight

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    Siblings have conflict. Even a little pushing and shoving can be normal. The fighting itself is not necessarily the problem, it’s what kids learn about conflict and resolution over time that’s important. This blog addresses physical fighting between siblings, but the principles apply to verbal …

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    5 Reasons to Laugh With Your Kids

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    1. It feels great! Few things in life feel better than hearty laughter. 2. It brings people together! Few things are more connective than enjoying a huge belly laugh together with those you love. Laughter releases a variety of “feel good” chemicals in our brain …

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    Our Millennial Children

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    This infographic from OnlineSchools.com explores data on the technology-saturated environment in which our kids and teens are growing up. Things sure have changed since we were kids! Courtesy of: Online Schools

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