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Lesson 9 In truth, you can't teach children to behave better by making them feel worse. So, be a part of the ‘Construction Team’ rather than the ‘Wrecking Crew’—especially at home with those most dear to you! Lead with love, kindness, and by example, building them up rather than tearing them down. Remember that we are always teaching our kids and they become what we are—so be a positive role model for them (in both word and deed)! PASS IT ON.

a simple and effective discipline strategy for boys **a strategy used when I was a kid...wish I remembered it before now!**

The cure for hard days as a mom. Love, love, love this talk by Jeffrey R. Holland entitled Because She is a Mother. Whenever I have a hard day with the kids, I watch this, AMAZING!

Love this idea! Consequences That Actually Work! "Forced apologies don’t teach true remorse and reconciliation... Parents can set kids up for sincere reconciliation. ...Restitution consequences encourage personal responsibility and usually end with one child feeling cared for and the other feeling caring."

Bedtime by Age. This is really interesting what they say about why they should go to bed at certain times.

Building Character 7 Ways to Teach Children How to Stick Up for Themselves

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Children thrive on repetition and routine. Traditions don’t need to be fancy to be exciting. family game night. dessert. pancake day. schedule in 15 min per kid per day just for play. birthdate date night. Each month on the number of their birthdate, each child gets a special date night. Making the most of my time means including them as I complete my to-do list… well worth it. Time together in the car. Read books, sings songs, talk, but turn off the TV. THIS IS A GREAT POST TO READ!

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