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Rational Parents = Rational kids

By Sally Sacks If you want to have kids who use their brains effectively, you have to communicate with them rationally. In other words, you must make sense. If you as a parent are rational, fair, open minded and diplomatic, you will parent just fine. This doesn’t mean never yelling, or getting angry. It doesn’t mean saying yes politely to all requests. It means thinking things out and assertively directing your child toward a better choice when needed.
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Protect Your Children from the Ill Effects of Divorce

By Rebecca Garland As mothers, we know there is nothing more important than the well being of our children. Unfortunately, during and following a divorce, even an amicable one, children suffer. The separation of two parents affects different children in different ways, and in cases of abuse or hostile environments, a divorce might even have positive effects on a child’s well being. But in most cases, both parents must work very hard to overcome the ill effects of a divorce.
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Positive Thinking for Kids

By Elizabeth Pantley, author of Kid Cooperation: How to Stop Yelling, Nagging and Pleading and Get Kids to Cooperate and Perfect Parenting
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Parenting Styles – One Size Does Not Fit All

As parents we all have our own concepts of the right way to do things. Some of us may fall in line with the strict disciplinarian parenting style and others may be relaxed and carefree. Most of us, however, are a little bit of both or maybe somewhere in the middle. The bottom line is there are no rules to parenting and one size does not fit all.
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Parenting 101 - Leading By Example

by Jan Roberts Parent Educator Parenting by Osmosis A basic premise of good parenting is one that takes many parents by surprise. It is that children learn attitudes, behaviors, lifestyle choices, prejudices, likes and dislikes, compassion and generosity, by osmosis. They learn by watching and listening to their parents.
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Meet the Supermanny!

By Paulette Cohn
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Is Your Child Introverted? A Quiz

By Marti Olsen Laney, Psy.D. Author of The Hidden Gifts of the Introverted Child Where does your child fall on the introvert/extrovert spectrum?
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Is one of your kids suffering from “Middle-Child Syndrome”?

by Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D. We’ve all heard about the effect that birth order has on our characteristics.  Some people probably put too much emphasis on how much it actually determines, but it’s also hard to disagree with the idea that the order in which children are born into their family can impact how they relate to the world. This certainly applies in the case of middle children, who often feel “squeezed out” by their siblings.  The older sibling gets more responsibility and opportunities, while the younger sibling is the baby of the family and is thus coddled and adore
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Is it Time for a Training Weekend?
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In-laws and Outlaws: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Babyproofing Your Marriage: How to Laugh More, Argue Less, and Communicate Better as Your Family Grows by Stacie Cockrell, Cathy O'Neill, Julia Stone.
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