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24Jan
2011
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Effective Alternatives to Physical Punishment

When I was raising my first child, I was controlling and authoritarian, as this is the way I had been brought up. If my toddler son didn’t do as he was told, I would smack him or put him in time out. On the positive side, I was also very affectionate and gave him a […]

07May
2010
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But he hit me first! Sibling Rivalry

It is normal for children to fight some of the time. It would be very strange, and of concern, if they didn’t get angry and attack each other with strong emotion, occasionally. However, fighting can be successfully diminished if parents and carers can follow some effective guidelines that I will outline. Prevention is obviously much […]

04Apr
2009
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Should Our Children Obey Their Parents

I have noticed that there is much emphasis placed in our society, on children obeying their parents. I have wondered for many years if this is a right and healthy expectation for parents to have. I am a mother of 4 wonderful sons (teenagers and adults) and I have observed a large number of parents […]