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How to Melt the Wall Between Parent and Child

Posted by on Apr 24, 2017 in Parenting with Emotional Intelligence | 0 comments

How to Melt the Wall Between Parent and Child

Parents become very frustrated and worried when their children no longer share their thoughts, feelings, or events in their lives. A wall develops and yet it can be melted. The length of time required to melt the wall depends on how deep the divide between parent and child has become. The good news is that your perseverance can create a reconnection. Some walls are thin. With these walls, as soon as you start the reconnection process, which I will discuss below, you can melt the barrier quickly. As your child opens up, reconnection is gained....

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Ally Parenting Book Table of Contents

Posted by on Apr 23, 2017 in Cynthia's Book Excerpts | 0 comments

Ally Parenting Book Table of Contents

Ally Parenting: A Non-Adversarial Approach to Transform Conflict Into Cooperation By Cynthia Klein – to be published in May 2017. Go to www.allyparenting.com to be notified or to order in mid-May.   Table of Contents Introduction to Ally Parenting ……………………………………………….1 How to Use This Book: A Quick-Start Approach ……………………..7 The Step-by-Step Solutions Guide...

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Family Meetings Build Cooperation and Family Unity

Posted by on Apr 3, 2017 in Cynthia's Book Excerpts, Parenting Effective Discipline | 0 comments

Family Meetings Build Cooperation and Family Unity

When you hold regular family meetings, you establish family values of connection, unity, mutual respect, support, and creative problem-solving. If weekly meetings are too much, then set aside time to meet every two weeks. As a result of your sustained efforts, you will build a family in which problems are discussed, each person feels heard, and adventures are planned because you made family meetings a high priority. In my family, I insisted on family meetings even though my daughter often resisted and my husband wasn’t focused on them. Since...

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Amazing Parent Success Stories in the Book Ally Parenting by Cynthia KleinB

Posted by on Mar 19, 2017 in Cynthia's Book Excerpts | 0 comments

Amazing Parent Success Stories in the Book Ally Parenting by Cynthia KleinB

Parents are so excited when they try a new parenting strategy and it actually works. They get inspired, keep trying, and most of the time they succeed. Confidence grows and kids feel it. Below are some of the Parent Success Stories about building emotional connection, setting limits, and solving problems with kids, you’ll find in Cynthia’s book, Ally Parenting: A Non-Adversarial Approach to Transform Conflict Into Cooperation. Parent Success Stories of Using Empathetic Responses Parents Work Together as a Winning Team We...

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Parenting Education Classes Palo Alto, Foster City, Teens – School Aged

Posted by on Feb 25, 2017 in Parenting Effective Discipline | 0 comments

Parenting Education Classes Palo Alto, Foster City, Teens – School Aged

Parenting Education Workshops and Presentations by Cynthia Klein Turning Craziness into Calmness – Avoiding Power Struggles (ages 9 – 14) Discover how to defuse your intensity so you can turn a potentially crazy time into a calm one. Learn from brain research the keys and solutions to your emotional turmoil. Take control of yourself so you can create the cooperative and harmonious family you desire. February 28, 2017 7:00 – 9:00pm Parents Place in Palo Alto $40 TO REGISTER  How to Set Non-Negotiable Limits – A Must for Electronics Learn how...

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Discover the Pathway to Parenting Success – Ally Parenting

Posted by on Feb 25, 2017 in Cynthia's Book Excerpts | 0 comments

Discover the Pathway to Parenting Success – Ally Parenting

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 advice. Complete the seven steps to reveal your contributions to the problem so you can make specific changes that will...

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Why Your Child Signs an Agreement Then Won’t Follow Through

Posted by on Feb 24, 2017 in Cynthia's Book Excerpts | 0 comments

Why Your Child Signs an Agreement Then Won’t Follow Through

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 Collaborator role applies to any situation in which you and your child are both directly impacted by the decision....

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I’m Teaching My Son to Regulate His Gaming Time

Posted by on Feb 15, 2017 in Parents Success Stories | 0 comments

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 games. When the time was up I said, “Times up.” I didn’t get into arguing or getting mad. Sometimes he asks to play a little...

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Ally Parenting Book Table of Contents by Cynthia Klein

Posted by on Jan 28, 2017 in Cynthia's Book Excerpts | 0 comments

Ally Parenting Book Table of Contents by Cynthia Klein

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 Are You an Ally or an Adversary? The Adversary to Ally Transformation Approach Self-Knowledge is the First Step Toward...

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Parenting Communication Blocks Quiz

Posted by on Jan 28, 2017 in Parenting with Emotional Intelligence | 0 comments

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 feel disrespected and hurt which usually leads to communication shutting down. Examples of communication blocks are:...

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