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Challenging behaviors from our children can be...well, challenging! Here are eight steps to help you work your way from a negative reaction toward a gentle, positive, constructive response.

Imperfect Familiesfrom Imperfect Families

How to Respond When Your Child is Disrespectful

Tired of your kids being rude and disrespectful? Yelling and punishment do not teach your kids to be respectful. Here are 7 positive ways to respond!

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10 Things Children Will Always Remember

10 Things Children Will Always Remember. I LOVE this. They are all so simple and so Do-able!

MomJunctionfrom MomJunction

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.

My Life and Kidsfrom My Life and Kids

Consequences and Privileges - How to Use Them Effectively

Do you have to ask your child numerous times to do something? Learn how to use two powerful parenting tools to help get the outcome you want.

Foster2Foreverfrom Foster2Forever

Time-In Discipline

If Time-Out isn't working to discipline your child -- try a TIME-IN! Great parenting tip!

Carrots Are Orangefrom Carrots Are Orange

Alternatives to Time Out

5 Alternatives to the “Time Out”

The Stirfrom The Stir

18 Best Comebacks for When Your Kid Says 'I Hate You'

Have you ever thought about saying any of these to the kids? It might help when kids get fresh, or talks back and says "I hate you mom."

The Huffington Postfrom The Huffington Post

10 Things I Want My Ten-Year-Old Daughter To Know

10 Things I Want My Daughter to Know Before She Turns 10 - what a lovely article!

Club 31 Womenfrom Club 31 Women

How to Help Your Fall-Apart Child...Pull It Together

How do you help your child who tends to fall apart? Here are several wonderful ways a mom can encourage her child to pull it together - and to grow strong in the process. How to Help Your Fall-Apart Child...Pull It Together - Club 31 Women

When we yell at our child during heated moments, we've lost an opportunity to teach him a better way.  Don't let that opportunity slip your fingers. Stay calm. Help your child calm down. Say, "Right now your engine is all revved up. Let's take some deep breaths together to help you calm down," or, "You're angry, let's run in place until your anger is gone," or "How can I help you shrink your anger down so we can solve this problem?"

The (Reformed) Idealist Momfrom The (Reformed) Idealist Mom

The Most Powerful Way to Respond When Your Kid Pouts

Here's a Quick Fix for a Pouting Kid

Parentsfrom Parents

Age-by-Age Guide to Lying

Middle Childhood (7-11 yrs)-Cognitive / Socio-emotional: Between the ages of 5 and 8, children will tell more lies to test what they can get away with, especially lies related to school and friends. Maintaining the lies may still be difficult. Ages 9 to 12 most children this age are well on their way to establishing a hardworking, trustworthy, and conscientious identity. But they are getting better at maintaining lies, but they may feel guilty after lying.

Consequences for Toddlers: Fast Ways to Stop Bad Behavior What's the best way to handle a naughty toddler? These two discipline techniques can help you deal with most of your toddler's misbehavior A sentence that fits the crime. Time-outs. working with kids so long these ones actually work i think :)