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Tuesday, 28 July 2015 08:45

What Does it Mean to Be a Parent?

Being a parent is a major responsibility. You are in charge of raising an individual to the point of adulthood with the goal of turning him or her into a valuable member of the community. This undertaking requires care, love, understanding and the ability to keep the children on the right path. If done right, it is one of the hardest things you will do, but it also will be one of the most rewarding.

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Many challenges come with parenthood. Most parents struggle trying to appropriately discipline their children. Being too strict can break a child's spirit, and being too lenient can lead to future discipline problems. Using gentle discipline is a balanced approach to providing your children the guidance they need.

Avoid power struggles. Power struggles are common among parents with strong-willed children. Avoid getting into a power struggle with your child because that will only lead to further frustration for you and the child. Instead, take a deep breath, walk away and collect your thoughts so you'll be able to approach the situation from a different perspective.

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Wednesday, 22 July 2015 08:58

How to Teach Kids to be Polite

Parents do kids a grave disservice when they don't teach them how to be polite. Teachers, friends, neighbors and extended family all appreciate it when kids are polite to them and are genuinely bothered when kids are not polite. Teaching manners gives kids a life filled with greater appreciation for themselves and others when they grow up with appropriate manners and respect for themselves and those around them. This all begins with the basics of teaching kids to be polite from a young age. Here are simple ways to get kids on the right road to being polite.

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