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Logical Consequences Consequences That Actually Work! [Part 2]

Last week we kicked off our series on Consequences That Actually Work with a post on the importance of natural impacts. Today we look at…

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Natural ConsequencesConsequences That Actually Work! [Part 1]

Over the next several weeks we’ll be sharing three types of consequences that make sense, are easy to implement, and most importantly will really help…

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

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…

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When Kids FightHelping Kids Work Through Conflict

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…

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Michael Phelps’ Secret… and What It Tells Us About Parenting

Michael Phelps is now the most decorated Olympian in history. Winning 19 Olympic medals has made him — according to many — “the greatest Olympian ever”….

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The Worst Punishment You Can Give…

The worst punishment a parent can give is the impulsive, emotional and irrational consequence that the child eventually weasels out of because both parent and…

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Solving a Child’s Big Spiritual Problem

As parents who care for our children’s spiritual well-being, we try to teach them right and wrong and help them tackle whatever spiritual problems they…

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The Key to Avoiding EntitlementAre your kids responsible or spoiled?

As soon as kids are capable of doing jobs, take the time to teach them to do the jobs and gracefully hold them responsible to do them.

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Discipleship, Consequences, and Toothbrushing

We recently got the following email from a loving, caring parent. We believe others among you might have similar questions, so we thought we’d share!…

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A Problem of EntitlementAre We Raising Kids Who Can't Help Themselves?

Researchers have told us that American parents are too child-centered. Is making our kids happy eclipsing our determination to teach them responsibility?  According to the cited study, “Parents intend…

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