Saturday, March 14, 2009

Parenting Tips (over indulgence)

  • Build resilience by helping your son or daughter fight the little battles against pampering himself with food, phones, fads, computer and television. 
  • Help your child see at every opportunity that we should not build our happiness on things, but in generous love for others.
  • Model a positive attitude; avoid complaining and dwelling on criticism. 
  • Teach the virtues of working hard, of physical toughness and endurance. 
  • Make light of tiredness and inconvenience. Be mindful of the words of John Paul II about his own father: “He was so tough on himself he never needed to be tough on me”

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Healthy Tips For Parents

1. Let children make choices."Are you in the mood for your grey pants today or your red pants?"
2. Show respect for a child's struggle.
3. Do not ask too many questions."Glad to see you. Welcome home."
4. Do not rush to answer questions."That is an interesting question. What do you think?'
5. Encourage children to use sources outside the home."Maybe the pet shop owner would have a suggestion."
6. Do not take away hope."So you're thinking of trying out for the play!That should be an experience.". . . .

Instead of Punishment

1. Express your feelings strongly
2. State your expectations."I expect my tools to be returned after they've been borrowed.
3. Show the child how to make amends."What this saw needs is a little steel wool and a lot of elbow grease."
4. Give the child a choice."You can borrow my tools and return them, or you can give up the privilege of using them. You decide."5. Take action.Child; "James is the tool box locked?"Father: "You tell me whv."


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