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How to Build Up Your Marriage, Child, and Home . . . One Word at a Time {with 3 Free Printables}

Do you recognize the need to build up your children every day, too? This list of phrases will encourage the child who hears them from a sincere parent. There are so many voices in this world telling our kids they dont measure up. Behind every young child.

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5 Ways I Teach My Kids Respect

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31 quarters in the jar at the beginning of the month, every day that they do not do their chores, they lose a quarter. Whatever is left at the end of the month they exchange for cash and the quarter jar is refilled. Not to do "allowance" for chores, but rather teach chores/responsibilities as how they contribute to family.

The abc's to being a good parent. I'm doing a pretty good job, but there's always room for improvement! I'm lacking in the patience and play departments. I haven't been able to "play" in a carefree manner like other kids since I was 6 or 7. I've studied my peers/ other parents for years, but I can't get the hang of it. Laid back attitude, yes. But care free playing? Not sure....

Top 8 Tips On How To Make Your Child Independent

Top 8 Tips To Make Your Child Independent: So how exactly can you make sure you hit the right balance in raising an independent child? Well, here are our top 10 tips to achieve that.

How to Respond When Your Child is Disrespectful

Great tips: 7 positive ways to respond if your kiddos (or adults!!) are being rude and disrespectful. The school of hard knocks tells me that yelling and punishment DO NOT teach respect. Quite the opposite in fact! d <><

27 Books Parents Should Read To Their Kids Before They Grow Up

When Your Child Talks Back

If you're child's old enough to talk, they're probably old enough to "talk back"! FCheck out these positive parenting strategies to strengthen your relationship with your child while helping them replace unacceptable forms of speech with respectful ones.