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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…

When Kids Fight

When Kids Fight

How Fights are Reinforced…or Resolved If kids get a stern scolding, angry tones, harsh consequences, and nothing else from parents when they physically fight, then fighting is reinforced. This is because the combative mood is continued and modeled by the parents.…

4 Rules to Manage Mealtime Mayhem

4 Simple Rules to Manage Mealtime Mayhem

After our article about the importance of mealtime , quite a few parents asked for more help with creating a calm, connective atmosphere at the table. Because Lynne is extensively trained*, and has worked successfully with hundreds of families regarding this…

Will Your Child Be Famous

Will Your Child Be Famous?

Do everything…so that you may become blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation, in which you shine like stars in the universe. Philippians 2:14-15. The kids jumped up from their chairs, held hands…

When Kids Bug Us for Money

When Kids Bug Us for Money

Early Job Training Produces More Than Money. Former CF staff member Brian Houts shared this story with us of teaching responsibility through mowing lawns. It’s ugly. It’s a gray lawnmower with a 5 horsepower Tecumseh engine and a 20 inch…