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    Mantras #16- 20

    Parenting coach Laura Gauld has created 100 Parenting Mantras. There are 20 mantras for each of five Fundamentals, including; Fundamental #1 – Understand your job as parents Fundamental #2 – Raise children to be accountable to life Fundamental #3 – Build family traditions Fundamental #4 – Have faith in your child’s unique potential and the [More...]

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  • "Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.” - James Baldwin, U.S. author (1924-87)

    Quote for contemplation; what do you hope your child will imitate?

    Author James Baldwin knew what he was talking about. The Biggest Job incorporates this principle as PRIORITY #10 – Inspiration: Job #1 Regardless of what they might say or do, teens share a deep yearning to be inspired by their parents. Ironically, we will not inspire our children with our achievements. We best inspire them [More...]

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    The Secret to a Powerful Connection With Our Children

    Children make their own powerful connection to us. The secret is to recognize and accept this connection and let it guide our connection to them. Otherwise, our parent-child relationship will have problems. Here is how children connect to us: In the first nine months, babies have a Garden of Eden existence in the womb, with [More...]

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    Mantras #11 – 15

    Parenting coach Laura Gauld has created 100 Parenting Mantras. There are 20 mantras for each of five Fundamentals, including; Fundamental #1 – Understand your job as parents Fundamental #2 – Raise children to be accountable to life Fundamental #3 – Build family traditions Fundamental #4 – Have faith in your child’s unique potential and the [More...]

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    Parenting Tips: Turn off the cell phone by calling the company

    We asked fellow parents of teens for parenting tips and got some great responses! Do you have a tip to share? Leave a comment below or email me at phardy@hyde.edu. Turn off the cell phone by calling the company! | “I have taken my teens’ phones away from them when I felt they did not deserve [More...]

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    5 More Tips From Parents of Teens

    We love finding out what works for you. Here are 5 more tips from fellow parents of teens. See the first 5 tips here. Do you have a tip to share? Leave a comment below or email me at phardy@hyde.edu. 1. Wait until your teen is ready to hear what you have to say. “I learned [More...]

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