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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.

Temper Tantrums

Most parents have dealt with temper tantrums one time or another.  When a child has a tantrum outside the home it can be especially difficult on the parent.  It's embarrassing, it's full of tension for everyone involved.  Tantrums are an expression of frustration and/or anger.   A small child does...
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As school begins all over the world, some children and parents are dreading homework.   It is a shame that something that should be between the child and the teacher, has the potential to become a serious issue between the parent and the child.  What is homework's role?  I think...
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Judy Bar Eitan
Thanks Michal for all of your excellent tips.
Thursday, 11 September 2014 17:23
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Teaching Manners

Teaching manners to our children is important in most societies.  I'm all for children learning to say "please" and "thank you".  Eating together at a table seems to be one of the most popular venues for teaching manners.  A young child points and says "pasta".  The parent says "say please". ...
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"Bad" Boy

Recently I was told  about a  5 year old child saying to his mother "I know I am a bad boy. "  Mom felt terrible and said "No you are not.  You are not a bad boy".  I don't know where the conversation went from there, but it left me...
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Name Calling

It's so sad when I overhear parents using name calling as a way to get their children to cooperate.  Or maybe it's a way to change their children into someone they are not.  Name calling is immature.  It's when a parent is angry and/or frustrated and out of control.  When...
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