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If you are headed in the wrong direction as a parent - you are allowed to make a U-turn.

Whining and crying are employed by kids for the purpose of getting something. If it works, then it was worth the effort and will be repeated.

It's more effective to reward your child for being "good" (appropriate) than to punish him for being "bad" (inappropriate).

Children fare better when expectations on them are clear and firm.

"Moody" and "unpredictable" are adjectives parents will often use when referring to their teenagers.

Children today are under enormous pressures rarely experienced by their parents or grandparents. Many of today's children are being enticed to grow up too quickly and are encountering challenges for which they are totally unprepared.

"To be a man, a boy must see a man."  (J.R. Moehringer)

"Rules without relationship leads to rebellion" (Josh McDowell)

Setting limits teaches your children valuable skills they will use the rest of their lives. One day, they will report to a job where their ability to follow rules will dictate their success.

Being a parent of a teenager can cure a person of narcissism.

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Moms Are Special

 

 

The following was sent to me by a friend and I do not know where it originated. Questions were asked to young children and  their answers are delightful.

1. Why did God make moms?

To help us out of there when we were born.

2. How did God make mothers?

God made my mom just the same like He made me. He just used bigger parts.

3. What ingredients are mothers made of?

God made moms out of clouds of dust and angel hair and everything nice in the world and one dab of mean.

4. What kind of little girl was your mom?

I don’t know because I wasn’t there, but my guess would be pretty bossy.

5. Why did your mom marry your dad?

My grandma says mom didn’t have her thinking cap on.

6. Who’s the boss at your house?

Mom doesn’t want to be the boss but she has to because dad’s such a goof ball.

7. What’s the difference between moms and dads?

Mom’s have magic, they make you feel better without medicine.

8. What would it take to make your mom perfect?

On the inside she’s already perfect. Outside, I think some plastic surgery.

 

 

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  A teenager’s brain is not just an adult brain […]

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+ Reading Rescue

A program for children with reading problems

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Many parents wonder what hit them when their sweet little baby turns into an unreasonable toddler – ideas for dealing with mealtime, bedtime, temper tanturms, toilet training, noncompliance, etc.

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