9 Ways to Raise a Responsible Child

9 Ways to Raise a Responsible Child

Teaching your child how to be responsible not only equips your child with skills they need for a variety of life situations. It also helps your child develop an understanding of their unique talents and the importance of using their talents to contribute to their family, friends and larger community. 1. Work on cause and…

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Establishing Family Rules

I don’t want “Because you said so” to be a regular chorus in our household. It’s OK when the kids are two or three, don’t understand why it’s wrong to play with the electrical socket or touch the hot stove, but need to avoid it “because we say so”. In the said situation, we are…

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16 Ways to Help Your Child Develop a Healthy Autonomy

We get a special warm and fuzzy feeling when our toddlers see us as super heroes and turn to us for help and protection in EVERYTHING! But this period of dependency is, and should be short lived. Children need to begin developing a sense of autonomy from a very young age in order to develop a…

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11 Benefits of Encouraging Risk Taking in Your Children

Risk taking begins at birth. The unborn child takes a risk, driven by instinct, when they push to exit the womb, their haven of safety. They immediately take more risks, like taking their first breath, and drinking milk for the first time. These are things they’ve never done before. They don’t know what the outcome…

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Parenting Strategies: Giving Your Child a Choice

Developing effective parenting strategies is one of the most challenging parts of parenting. Setting expectations and adhering to them effectively, without going overboard, losing our patience or calling it quits is tough. Consistency isn’t enough; we also need to find the right parenting techniques or strategies – methods that our children understand and respond to. One…

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It’s OK to Break the Rules, If…

Jesus broke a lot of rules. He cured on the Sabbath. He ate with sinners. He allowed women in his company. He talked back to the Pharisees. And when people called him out on it, he didn’t back down and mutter an apology. He justified his choices. He didn’t just justify them by saying “Hey,…

Save the Sandwiches, Please!

Jake Ross, a 10 year old boy with Asperger’s syndrome, has gone without lunch a few times in school during the past months. Apparently, his parents fell behind in putting funds into his lunch account, and the lunch workers, as a result, have more than once taken his lunch away from him, after it was…

Facebook Needs Warning Label?

According to Fox news, the results of “clinical trials” may push the Surgeon General to require Facebook to post a warning on its homepage, notifying the public that overuse of the site could cause harm. They also suggest that lawsuits might attempt to hold Facebook liable for the “damage done.” Personally, I don’t even think…