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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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Highly Sensitive Child Parent Questionnaire by Elaine N. Aron Ph.D.

Posted by on Jan 26, 2017 in Parenting Effective Discipline, Parenting with Emotional Intelligence | 0 comments

Highly Sensitive Child Parent Questionnaire by Elaine N. Aron Ph.D.

I think Elaine Aron’s book is wonderful and I encourage you to buy it if you have a highly sensitive child. Her questionnaire below will help you decide. By Elaine N. Aron, Ph.D. author of the highly sensitive child – Helping our children thrive when the world overwhelms them. Please answer each question as best as you can. Circle True if it is true or at least moderately true of your child, or was for a substantial time in the past. Circle False if it has not been very true of your child or was never true. # My child………….. 1 T F...

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Parents: Be Your Child’s Emotion Coach For Greater Cooperation and Connection

Posted by on Dec 15, 2016 in Cynthia's Book Excerpts | 0 comments

Parents: Be Your Child’s Emotion Coach For Greater Cooperation and Connection

Preview chapter from my upcoming book Ally Parenting – A Non-Adversarial Approach To Transform Conflict Into Cooperation. The Emotional Support Process is an essential parenting skill for creating open communication and influence with your child during their emotional moments. Depending on your child’s nature, their expression of feelings may range from intense displays to refusal to acknowledge you. No matter where your child falls on this emotional continuum or which parenting role you’re using, the Emotional Support Process, or the...

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10 Fears That Keep Us From What We Want

Posted by on Dec 10, 2016 in Guest articles | 0 comments

10 Fears That Keep Us From What We Want

Guest Post by Joann Riggio, MFT , www.jgriggiomft.com  Fear can be paralyzing and it can prevent us from doing what we want most in life.  Even when we know exactly what we need to do, fear can be the barrier we place between ourselves, and our ultimate goals.  This article illustrates 10 Common Fears that plague many.  Often these fears begin early in our life or they can result out of negative experiences. As a Psychotherapist who values helping people reach their best potential, I help my clients explore where their fears originated and I...

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