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Raising a Moral Child - NYTimes.com "Shame is the feeling that I am a bad person, whereas guilt is the feeling that I have done a bad thing. Shame is a negative judgment about the core self, which is devastating: Shame makes children feel small and worthless, and they respond either by lashing out at the target or escaping the situation altogether. In contrast, guilt is a negative judgment about an action, which can be repaired by good behavior."

Don't become as difficult as the child whose behavior is over the top. Sure you'll make mistakes, but remember to model the behavior that you want in return. (View only)

The Learning Myth: Why I'll Never Tell My Son He's Smart Tue, 19 Aug 2014 14:43:00 By: Salman Khan

The Learning Myth: Why I'll Never Tell My Son He's Smart

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“For years, mental health professionals taught people that they could be psychologically healthy without social support, that 'unless you love yourself, no one else will love you.' …The truth is you cannot love yourself unless you have been loved and are loved. The capacity to love cannot be built in isolation. — Bruce D. Perry, M.D., Ph.D., “The Boy Who Was Raised As A Dog”

Optimism Word Cloud - from the "8 Keys to Raising Optimistic Kids" post at One Time Through. #parenting #kids #preschoolers

8 Keys to Raising Optimistic Kids - One Time Through

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Parenting Boys: What boys need from moms - I recently read "Raising Cain" and enjoyed it. This blog post includes similar ideas that I agree with for the most part. But really? 17 points and no mention of dads? I think many of the recommendations could be made for parents of boys in general.

Parenting Boys: What Boys Need From Moms

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