This list is based on insights from "How To Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk" and "Secrets Of The Baby Whisperer for Toddlers." As always, keep content vs. context in mind when you approach these tips as you uniquely parent your child.
12 Lessons I Want Our Son to Learn Before He Turns 12
What are the most important things you can teach your young son? I want our sons to learn to look after others, to be mindful of the world around them, and to be ready for their calling when God gives it. So here are 12 valuable lessons to pass on to your son before he turns 12.
10 Things to Stop Saying to Your Kids (and What to Say Instead)
10 Things to Stop Saying to Your Kids (and What to Say Instead) by Shelley Phillips "Current research shows that some of the most commonly used and seemingly positive phrases we use with kids are actually quite destructive..." What's the harm in saying, "Good job!" - "Good boy" - or "Don't cry"?
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."