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Stealing: Teaching Your Child Right from Wrong

 Stealing: Teaching Your Child Right from Wrong

As parents and caring adults, we want to instill character traits and integrity in our children. One of the ways to teach this is to explain the difference between borrowing. loaning and simply taking something that belongs to some one else.

Taking something can be a problem for a 14-year-old who knows the difference between right and wrong and a 4-year-old who is still learning.

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Procrastination: Time Management Skills

Procrastination: Time Management Skills

Many children (and adults) put off doing tasks because they are afraid the end product won’t be “perfect.” One of the gifts we give our families is the life skills to become an independent, contributing member of society. Those who follow through on promises and act with integrity can be trusted.

Lying: Why Kids (and Adults) Don’t Always Tell the Truth

Lying: Why Kids (and Adults) Don’t Always Tell the Truth

Why do children (and adults) lie? How do we teach them to tell the truth? One way is to not punish them when they do tell the truth and admit a mistake.  Trust is created by honesty. If there has been a breach in the trust and respect of your family, please go to www.DisciplineYesPunishNo.com for ways to re-establish trust in your family relationships.

My Child Won’t Listen and Doesn’t Follow Directions

My Child Won’t Listen and Doesn’t Follow Directions

If your child is not listening and responding when he is asked to do something, you may need to change your tactics! Some kids like to see how many times you tell them to do something before you lose control. To avoid a battle of wills, teach your child that doing what you ask is a means to her end–getting to do the activities she wants.

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Misbehavior: Discipline Yes, Punish No

 Misbehavior: Discipline Yes, Punish No

Why does your child misbehave? What is the difference between discipline and punishment? What is the missing part of getting them to do what you tell them to do? Here is an answer from Ask Auntie Artichoke, family relationship coach and author of over 20 books. 


There are three levels of intervention that can help any family; 

1. Articles, classes and books
2. A transforming program used with the family in weekly meetings
3. Therapy for situations where personal safety or an outside authority is called for

The worst thing you can do is nothing. Problems do not go away by themselves. Action is called for. Please try level one and level two. You may find the answer you are searching for.

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How to Listen: Skills to Enhance Your Relationships

How to Listen: Skills to Enhance Your Relationships

Did you hear what I said? Did you hear with your ears or your heart? Were you so eager to say your piece that you did not understand what I was telling you?

Is there a part of the puzzle that we are missing? Verbal language is the communication of information. Non-verbal language is the communication of relationships.

The Greedy Child: Helping Kids Learn to Share

The Greedy Child: Helping Kids Learn to Share

“I want this really bad.” Many children (and adults) have problems learning the difference between wants and needs. By keeping the idea of character and values as well as budgets and house rules in mind, we can help shift from a sense of entitlement to a sense of gratitude.

Instead of punishing your child for acting impatient and greedy, teach him to prioritize his needs. For more information on transforming your family, please see www.DisciplineYesPunishNo.com.

 You may also get a free eBook on words to say that will motivate positive action at www.UseEncouragingWords.com.

Family Meetings: Teach Leadership Skills

Family Meetings: Teach Leadership Skills

The family is the basic organization of civilization. Just as you would never run a business without a plan, team meetings, communication and goal setting, neither should families go without regular meetings.

If you want to change negative behavior and raise responsible young adults, please go to www.DisciplineYesPunishNo.com.  There are answers there for you.