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"When we acknowledge a child's feelings, we give him health and strength"
Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlich

Judy's Parenting Blog

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.

Parenting Cannot be Impulsive

"Parenting cannot be impulsive," writes Tracey Shipley in the Jerusalem Post this past Friday.  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...
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Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlich

Anyone who knows me..family, friends, clients, and colleagues, knows that I am a huge fan of Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlich.  They are the authors of my favorite parenting book How To Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk.   Yesterday I stumbled on an interview...
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Parenting Styles

I have often simplified the type of parenting styles parents use.  I divided the styles into two simple categories-positive effective parenting and negative non-effective parenting.  A positive effective parent is a loving, understanding, reasonable, and protective teacher and model of behavior.  A negative parent loves his child but is unable...
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The Art of Conversation

Lately I have been hearing from friends and clients that normal conversations are just not happening between parents and their children.  We tend to spend the day telling our children "Do this!!"  and "Don't do that".  We don't really talk to one another.  We don't really listen.   Conversations between...
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Positive Relationship

My first blog, almost a year ago, is titled The Relationship .  As I read it again I realized I haven't spent enough time in my blog or with my clients on how to have a positive relationship with children of all ages.  What are the specifics of how to...
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