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My Child Is Crying! Help Me!

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Time to time I receive messages from mothers about their crying toddlers. In the beginning I was patient enough to explain the depth of the issue and possible solutions to their problem. Now my reaction is “Here we go again!” I wonder, don’t these mothers read my responses or articles? How many times should I […]

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Role of a Parent – Remember One Thing

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All parents strive to play the best role for their children. Whatever good role parents may choose to play, they may appear to be bad actors, unfortunately.

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What Good Parents Know that Bad Parents Don’t – the Paradox of Authority

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Here is the paradox of authority: for many people it seems that children obey parents, where in fact they don’t obey them, and they don’t resist; they simply solve problems together with parents.

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What Good Parents Know That Bad Parents Don’t – Request vs Demand

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Good parents, in contrast to bad parents, build their communication with children on requests. Good parents ask, not demand. Good parents do not expect obedience and practice being Yes parents first before they get a Yes response from children. What else do good parents know about requests?

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What Good Parents Know That Bad Parents Don’t – Yes Response

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Good parents, in contrast to bad parents, build their communication with children on requests. What do good parents know about requests? How to response.

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What Good Parents Know That Bad Parents Don't – About Request

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In contrast to bad parents who build their relationship with children on confrontation, good parents build it on cooperation. The best way of communicating with children is not in demands or orders or how you give them to children. It is in making requests. What do good parents know about requests?

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Communication Parents Want to Have – A Common Language

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Why is it so difficult to find a common language with children? “Common language – is not a language of command and obedience, instead it is a language of desires,” says Simon Soloveychik in Parenting For Everyone. While making a connection with children parents should remember that the soul of a child is longing for communication, communication not with another man, but with the soul of that man.

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Communication Parents Want to Have – Connecting with Children

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Parenting assumes three different actions: to manage, to teach and to communicate with children. Parents think about parenting as management and teaching. But the third component, communication, is often not taken into consideration in the relationship with children.

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Being a Good Parent During Your Child's Adolescent Period (Part 3)

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A child’s adolescent period scares many parents. They are expecting a teenager to rebel and defy. Perhaps they remember their own childhood, perhaps it is a common belief. But this period doesn’t need to be too painful. Parents just need to keep in mind three things.

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Being a Good Parent During Your Child’s Adolescent Period (Part 2)

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A child’s adolescent period is a transition from their dependence to independence from parents. As any transition it is zigzagging. Sometimes it is smooth; sometimes it is rough. If parents keep in mind that this period is also temporary, they would worry less and be more focused on the long term goal: to keep their children bonded to them by their souls.

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