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You cannot reason with someone who is being unreasonable.

Many clinicians find it easier to tell parents their child has a brain-based disorder than suggest parenting changes. Jennifer Harris (psychiatrist)

Parenting style matters - a lot!

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

Children mimic well. They catch what they see better than they follow what they hear.

When a child is disregulated - is the time parents need to be regulated.

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

Some hope their children will be like sponges soaking up the truth and wisdom imparted by their parents. However appealing this philosophy might be, it seldom seems to catch on with their children.

It is what we say and do when we're angry that creates the very model our children will follow when dealing with their own frustrations.

A tantruming toddler is a little ball of writhing muscle and incredible strength. It's like trying to carry a greased pig past a slop bucket.

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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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