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"When we acknowledge a child's feelings, we give him health and strength"
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Judy’s blog is filled with practical advice, parenting musings, and Judy’s thoughtful experiences. She aims to encourage parents to embrace relationship based, positive parenting.

Why it's Not OK to Say "OK??"

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  As I was walking my morning walk a couple of days ago, I heard a father ask his son the silliest question. I was walking by a preschool, and it was obvious the distraught 3 year old did not want to get out of the car and go to school. So the father asked this question. "It's time to get out of the car, OK??" Any parent that has worked with m...
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Impulsive Parenting

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"Parenting cannot be impulsive," writes Tracey Shipley in the Jerusalem Post. As a therapist who counsels teens, young adults, and parents, Tracey wrote an informative article on the importance of building self-esteem in our children. This idea that parenting cannot be impulsive, resonated deeply within me. For years I have been telling parent...
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Defensive Parenting

"Most parents love their children, but it is important that they not have an urgent need to be loved by them every minute of the day." ​Dr. Haim G. Ginott ​There are a lot of gray areas in parenting and it's easy to become unsure of the decisions we make with our kids. Should I have said no? Is it easier to just give in and make my child "happy"? C...
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Time Outs

Time outs are one of the most popular disciplines in the Western world.  We are probably all familiar with this form of child behavior modification..."Hit your sister one more time and you will get a time out".  Psychologists who recommend time outs also recommend a specific time out chair or place to be.  I once stumbled on the (tha...
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Positive Parenting

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The average parent does not wake up in the morning and say to him/herself "Today is the day I am going to yell at my kids.  I will put my child in time out 3 times.  I will take away TV time to punish my child."  No.  The average parent...
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Parenting Teens

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Talk show host Wendy Williams recently broke down in tears, on the air, saying "My 13 year old son doesn't like me anymore".   I think most parents have had this experience.  The time when you realize that your little child, the one that loved holding your hand, the child...
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Anger and Parenting

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I just read a magazine article and a young mother says "I never knew I could get so angry until I had kids." Anger and parenting.  This mother could not believe all the yelling she was doing on a daily basis. The kids are pushing her buttons. When we are...
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The Eyes Have It

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The other day a friend told me her teenage son has a difficult time talking to her face to face. She said their best conversations are in the car when they are sitting side by side. I'm always happy to hear about good communication between a parent and a child...
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