Posts tagged with ‘positive parenting’

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All I Want for Christmas is… EVERYTHING!

by Kathy Jenkins
In the book Love & Logic Magic: When Kids Leave You Speechless, authors Jim Fay & Dr. Charles Fay, PH.D. share a couple of suggestions for being able to say “no” and not “leap off the cliff of good judgment”…

Do you feel that Christmas is about saying, “Yes?”  Not even Santa Clause has to say “yes” to everything on the list… and he is one of the most generous men I know! In the book Love & Logic Magic: When Kids Leave You Speechless, authors Jim Fay & Dr. Charles Fay, PH.D. share a […]

All I Want for Christmas is… WHAT I WANT!

by Kathy Jenkins
The best gift you can give your child is to help them through their wants. Here are a couple of suggestions...

As parents, necessities may look differently to us than to our children – well, they do look differently.  Creating and following through with “limits and logical consequences” are the necessities to raising responsible and loving children. It is not “loving” to teach a teenager to walk around rules, responsibilities or reason.  Bending rules, either your […]

All I Want for Christmas is… Designer Labels

by Kathy Jenkins
Our children aren’t growing up in the same world we grew up in, but acceptance and “designer clothes” seem not be much of a different fight than when we were in school (just a couple of years ago, of course).

Our children aren’t growing up in the same world we grew up in, but acceptance and “designer clothes” seem not be much of a different fight than when we were in school (just a couple of years ago, of course). Usually, the conversation begins with, “You just don’t understand…”  Have you heard that from your […]

All I want for Christmas…

by Kathy Jenkins
Our children aren’t growing up in the same world we grew up in, but acceptance and “designer clothes” seem not be much of a different fight than when we were in school (just a couple of years ago, of course).

Setting boundaries as a parent can be exhausting.  It takes a lot of effort and a lot of love to set down rules and guidelines for children.   With Christmas quickly approaching, parenting efforts throughout the year can become quite evident.  Kids know what they want (and when they want it) – especially when it comes […]

Tips for Kids Hiding Photos & Secret Apps

by Kathy Jenkins
Keep your kids safe on social networks

“The advent of the internet and wireless devices has introduced a power crisis for families. Never before has so much communication power with the world been in the hands of children. And by the same token this crisis is an opportunity to strengthen parent-child bonds around faith as an executive movement to be free from […]

Making the Best of a Parent-Teacher Conference

by Kathy Jenkins

Do you ever feel like going to a parent-teacher conference is a bit like being called to the principal’s office when you were in school?  Well, we have a couple of tips for you to make future conferences productive and pleasant: Don’t play the defensive side. Most likely, if there was a problem strong enough […]

Recognizing a Learning Disability & What to Do

by Kathy Jenkins
October is Learning Disabilities Awareness Month

Whatever challenges I had in school, they forced me to where I am today, so I see them as an asset. ~ Henry Winkler  October is Learning Disabilities Awareness Month President Reagan started Learning Disabilities Awareness Month to bring awareness to Learning Disabilities and give a platform for understanding the positive side of Learning Disabilities […]

Starting a New School Year with ADHD

by Kathy Jenkins
The newness of going back to school can be a scary experience for students, parents and teachers alike. When you add coping with ADHD to the new experience, things can get pretty tense.

You may have already sent you child off to school – or you are getting ready too.  Either way, the newness of going back to school can be a scary experience for students, parents and teachers alike.  When you add coping with ADHD to the new experience, things can get pretty tense.  Here are some […]

Raising Responsible Kids

by Kathy Jenkins
Here are four tips that will assist your children in becoming responsible kids – and responsible adults...

Responsible children need to grow up not getting everything they want.  Making life easy for your children isn’t the best decision for either of you. Why?  Because dependent, spoiled children grow up to become ungrateful and typically have not learned the value of hard work and struggle to find a need to succeed. “Do not […]