Father’s Involvement is Important in Children’s Education

Nebraska Office of Education 6.14.2012 There is overwhelming evidence that a parent’s involvement in a child’s education makes a very positive difference. In the past, often an unstated assumption was made that parent involvement meant mothers involvement. Research shows that the involvement of fathers, however, no matter their income or cultural background, can play a…

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The Family is Our First School for Emotional Learning, Daniel Goleman

Understanding our emotions and being able to discuss emotions with our children is key to family connection and happiness. Often, parents did not learn about the range of emotions growing up so being emotionally aware with children can be quite challenging. I gain great wisdom from Daniel Goleman’s book Emotional Intelligence. I encourage you to read…

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Turn Craziness into Calmness published 12.1.2012 in Parenting on the Peninsula magazine

Imagine you are having a power struggle with your middler. You know, when you feel angry, frustrated, and maybe even powerless because your child is not cooperating. You could even be thinking, “You are so inconsiderate “, “You’re defying me”, or even “You’re trying to test me.” Parents often feel crazy when they are trying…

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Emotional Changes for Children Ages 11 – 13

Emotional Changes for Children Ages 11 – 13 Source:  Your Child’s Emotional Health, Philadelphia Child Guidance Center © 1993   Fears Failure in school, sports or social popularity Looking and acting “strange” Death or life-threatening illness or disease Sex (attracting others, repelling other, being attacked) Being fooled or “brainwashed” Losing possessions, being robbed Sexuality Increased…

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