Seek Active Solutions for Predictable Difficulties Before They Happen (Read more...)
Super market meltdowns, morning madness, witching hour, can often be averted if limits are set ahead of time.
Dr. Ron Taffel, Psy D., Raising Your More Spirited Child, 2000 Cincinnati For the Love of Kids® Parenting Conference.
Resist the Urge to Compare Your Children Either Favorably or Unfavorably (Read more...)
Instead, describe what you like, what you don't like or what you would like from this child.
Adele Faber, M.A., Siblings Without Rivalry, 2000 Cincinnati For the Love of Kids® Parenting Conference.
Treat Children Uniquely Rather Than Equally (Read more...)
To be loved equally is to be less.
To be loved for your own special, separate self is to be loved as much as anyone needs to be loved.
Avoid Labeling Children (Read more...)
"Joe is the athlete; Jim is the smart one." Both Joe and Jim need support and appreciation for their athletic and intellectual abilities.