Posts Tagged: child

Family Business with a Smile


Two of the biggest obstacles parents face as their children grow older center on maintaining parental power and encouraging communication between family members. One of the most effective ways to maintain control of your household, while at the same time promoting a strong line of communication between parent and child, is to hold periodic family… Read more »

Fighting the Gimmes


In a world of “gimme, gimme, gimme” and “buy this and buy that,” now is the time to equip our children with the arsenal they need to be cognizant consumers. “Mom, are we poor?” my 8-year-old asked the other day. I thought for a moment before I answered. Certainly there is not an overabundance of… Read more »

Limits and Why Kids Need Them


Admit it. The only time you drive 55 miles an hour on the highway is when you see a state trooper’s radar gun pointed your way. Most times, like most people, you casually break the speed limit within a margin you feel is safe and that the flow of traffic seems to condone. OK, so… Read more »

Mind Your Manners!


When most of today’s parents were children, they were taught to say “please” and “thank you,” keep their elbows off the table, write thank-you notes and speak with respect to adults. However, somewhere around the 1960’s young people were encouraged to “do your own thing,” which seemed to include throwing out the P’s and Q’s… Read more »

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