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July 12th, 2007, 07:59 AM
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How you can become a more rational parent:

1. Listen to your kids and evaluate what they are saying.
2. Think of all the choices that you have in offering advice or direction.
3. Ask them questions, and challenge in a teaching way, why that may or may not be a good idea.
4. Offer stories about rational thinking. Give them an example of a bad choice that you made and how you made a better one and life was better for it.
5. Remember all mistakes are opportunities to learn for you and your child.
6. Be the thinking you want to see in your child, provided you have insight into yourself to know your thinking is rational.
7. Work on yourself and your own personal growth daily.
8. When you fall as a parent pick yourself up. Allow for mistakes. That is the key to rational thinking.
9. Enjoy the parenting journey. It ends all too fast.

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July 12th, 2007, 03:11 PM
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Great list!

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July 12th, 2007, 03:44 PM
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I read that article and thought it had a lot of good information and was very informative.
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