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Tuesday, 07 July 2015 09:57

How to Be a Good Parent

Parenting can be one of life's most rewarding pursuits. It can bring great joy into life, but it can also be challenging and overwhelming. Because every child and family situation is unique, it can be hard to know the best thing to do in every parenting situation. While there is no magic formula for perfect parenting, there are certain traits and behaviors that successful parents share. Whether your children are toddlers or teens, implementing these principles will create a strong foundation for achieving your goal of being a good parent.

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Parenting can be one of the most difficult roles there is, especially during the tumultuous teenage years. The teenage years are a time of crucial changes with a lot of growing pains involved, for parents and children. If you have a tough-minded teenager on your hands, thriving and getting along can seem complicated, if not impossible at times. Learning how to discipline and communicate properly can go a long way toward molding a good relationship.

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Monday, 29 June 2015 08:53

How to Set Boundaries for Teens

Since pushing boundaries is a natural part of normal teen development, setting boundaries for your teen can seem like a challenging task -- especially when you feel your teen resists your attempts to establish rules and limits with all of her might. Teens need to test the waters to establish their own coherent sense of identity. But that doesn't mean you should give your teen free rein to do whatever she wants. Finding a healthy balance between your teen's desire for independence and your responsibility to maintain a certain level of control can help you set reasonable and appropriate boundaries.

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