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Talking With Children

There are many teachable moments in your kids’ lives when you can prevent them from making poor choices. At the very least, it is possible to successfully talk with your children and negotiate alternatives with them. To accomplish this and decrease power struggles, you need tools – most importantly, the power of negotiation! As a parent, YOU are in charge. Here are 5 secrets to remaining in control:

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Motivating Kids

“Don’t handicap your children by making their lives easy.” ~ Robert A.Heinlein

If “not being heard” is the number one complaint of most parents, the “lack of motivation” has to be the number two!

I have often heard parents say, “I have to ask my kids a million times to get them to finish something.” Although a “million” may be a slight exaggeration, the feeling of frustration is real.

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