Parenting Kids

Easy Parenting Part III – The Don’ts List

October 7, 2014

Here are a few don’ts that found their way onto my easy parenting list; some came from the Freehold Parents Anonymous Group members and one came from Chelsey – who felt we were too strict (A sure sign of good parenting!). Don’t Correct Children in Front of Others Correcting children is a parent’s duty but […]

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Easy Parenting Part II

October 2, 2014
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From the outside looking inward, couples never imagine how time-intensive parenting will be until they are swamped in diapers, homework and play dates. Children consume a great deal of effort, energy and attention as they grow but it does get better. The more care and training invested in the first few years, the easier it […]

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Easy Parenting Part I

September 30, 2014
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Honestly, some of those parenting methods need a PhD to explain how it is supposed to work! A new member to the Parents Anonymous Online Groups once asked me to give her a list of Dos and DON’Ts so she could learn all there was to know about being a good parent. *sigh* She was […]

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Weather Changes Affect Children’s Behavior

September 18, 2014
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Fall weather can be unpredictable and changes in weather can alter children’s behavior. When my girls were school-aged, the topic of weather and our children’s behavior came up in my Parents Anonymous group. The facilitator said, “Any time there is a weather change you can expect the kids’ behavior to change.” Several teachers and daycare […]

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Social Media Poster: “Respect for Others”

September 16, 2014

Ranting is not something I regularly engage in but… As many of you know, I volunteer for Parents Anonymous of New Jersey, a leader in the prevention of child abuse. If you have read many of my posts you will also know that I struggle with anger/rage issues. For me, the commitment to non-violence parenting […]

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10 Times Gratitude Annihilates Entitlement

September 15, 2014
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“The brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. Because the brick walls are there to stop the people who don’t want it badly enough. They’re there to stop […]

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