August 22, 2017

Therapeutic Parenting Techniques

Next up in the Adoption: Let’s Be Honest series is therapeutic parenting techniques. Sounds like some hocus pocus language, right? That is what I thought too! I was so confused about why my parenting instincts seemed to be way off the mark at the most critical moments. I didn’t normally yell, wasn’t a belitter, didn’t […]

Book Review: School Struggles by Richard Selznick, PhD

I had an opportunity to review the book School Struggles by Richard Selznick, PhD last week. The subtitle of this book is A Guide to Your Shut-down Learner’s Success. That is actually a better title because this book is a practical guidebook on navigating your mostly behaviorally challenged child through the maze of school. This […]

Effective Discipline for Children

There are a lot of questions that come up when you find you are expecting a sweet baby. On the top of the list is what is effective discipline for children. There are so many schools of thought out there that a new parent (and even experienced parents) can get swallowed up. I thought it would […]

Child Behavior Problems

Being a parent of five children, I’m constantly struggling with child behavior problems, and how to deal with them. It just goes with the territory. But last week, it came to a head, and I came to a few realizations that I don’t think I had before. Here’s what happened: My oldest son has a […]

Children Discipline Means Love

Too often people are afraid to use the words children discipline because it brings up visions of harsh punishment. The word discipline means to disciple, teach , and guide. The word punishment means to hurt. In keeping these definitions straight in our parent minds, we can discern when we are handling children behavior issues, the […]

Child Behavior Problem – 3 Tools Children Are Not Born With

Do you have a child behavior problem around your house? The truth is good behavior is a skill that can be learned, just like teaching, sewing, driving a car. I believe there are three important tools that our children are not born with and need to learn as a foundation for good behavior. These are: […]

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