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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Parenting Tools: Pt. 1 Maintain a Sense of Connection

Jane Nelsen, PhD. has written numerous parenting books that are based on positive discipline. She says that for discipline to be effective; it needs to contain these four qualities. . Maintains a sense of connection Is effective long term Respectful Teaches social and life skills which develop good character. Here are examples of parenting strategies…

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What’s the difference between discipline and punishment?

When parents use discipline strategies, they are focusing on a lifelong influential relationship with their children. When they use punishment, their focus is more on temporary control. Adults’ Goals and Attitudes When Using Discipline Discipline: To Create Cooperation with Children Through Leading and    Influence. Embrace an ally perspective. See the situation as a “teachable” moment.…

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