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Discover the Pathway to Parenting Success – ...

The Step-by-Step Solutions Guide – An Overview By Cynthia Klein This action process is a step-by-step guide about how to think about your current challenges, evaluate them accurately, and then find an effective solution to try using my book, Ally Parenting: A Non-Adversarial Approach to Transform Conflict Into Cooperation. The questions below reflect the process I use when I’m evaluating a parent’s situation and giving...

Why Your Child Signs an Agreement Then Won’t...

The Three Levels of Collaborative Problem-Solving Finding solutions together with your children is challenging. Maybe you don’t know how to start the process, your children won’t respond, or even if you do develop a plan, their enthusiasm wanes quickly, and you’re left feeling discouraged. Common Collaborator discussion topics are homework, chores, vacations, getting and having a job, and college planning. Basically, the...

I’m Teaching My Son to Regulate His Gaming Time

I struggle with setting limits on IPad use with my 9-year-old son. Usually, I tell him to stop and he would keep asking for more time. I would think how ungrateful he is, that he should follow the rules, and why can’t he stop when it’s time? Cynthia and I discussed how I could calmly set the limit. I took her advice and added on a twist. My son knew that he has one hour each day during the weekend to play his electronic...

Ally Parenting Book Table of Contents by Cynthia K...

Ally Parenting – A Non-Adversarial Approach to Transform Conflict Into Cooperation by Cynthia Klein Publication date: February 2017 Table of Contents  Introduction to Ally Parenting How to Use This Book – A Quick Start Approach Finding Your Solutions Action Process – A Step-by-Step Guide Section 1: The Ally Parenting Approach – Your Parenting Role Ask the Right Parenting Questions to Find the Right Parenting Solutions...

Parenting Communication Blocks Quiz

Keeping Lines of Communication Open Practice Lines of communication can be opened or closed depending on the listener’s response to the speaker. When we listen beyond the words to the feelings and thoughts the speaker may be trying to express, we can build a bridge of empathy that feels respectful and supportive to the speaker. When we respond with our own feelings or thoughts rather than acknowledging the speakers, they can...