2 Different Reasons Why being an Over-Involved Parent Doesn’t Work?

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You’re mystified as you watch her in action and want to scream, “Stop behaving like that.” Sounds, like I’m talking about a child, right? I’m not; I’m talking about an over-involved parent. Over-involved parents tend to micromanage everything in their child’s world. They’re the parents who think it’s better to fix, rather than teach their… Read more »

How to Make 1-2-3 Warnings Work

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You’re probably used to giving your kids warnings (“That needs to stop right now!”), but do they work? You may find that your warnings are more effective when you tailor your approach to your child’s temperament. Here’s a question to help you figure out what kind of approach to take: How does your child react… Read more »

6 Ways to Prevent Sibling Rivalry

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When siblings fight, everyone in the family is affected. When a parent hears, “Give it to me!” “Get away from me!” or “No, m-i-n-e!” their first reaction is to yell, “Stop it!” or “How many times have I told you!” Many parents with more than one child have told me: “They fight terribly. . .They… Read more »