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Little Steps Go A Long Way

By Marilyn Cramer   |  Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

If parents pass enthusiasm along to their children, they will leave them an estate of incalculable value.
~Thomas Edison

Small steps add up to a big accomplishment.

Child learns from its surroundings.

 

 

We only have right NOW...the future hasn't come yet.

Free the child’s potential, and you will transform him into the world.
~ Maria Montessori

Help Your Child Explore Her Innate Strengths

By Marilyn Cramer   |  Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

Parents need to fill a child’s bucket of self-esteem so high that the rest of the world can’t poke enough holes to drain it dry

~ Alvin Price

The love and support of the parents create champions.

Children need your continuous support to prosper and attain success.

 

Raising Kids – A Child’s Innocence Is Magical

By Marilyn Cramer   |  Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

“A baby will make love stronger, days shorter, nights longer, bankroll
smaller, home happier, clothes shabbier, the past forgotten, and the
future worth living for.”
~ Anonymous

Raising Kids - A Child Innocence Is Magical

A child’s innocence brightens up a day!

 

Raising Kids - A Child Innocence Is Magical

A baby makes a house colorful and brighter with her innocence.

 

Raising Kids - A Child Innocence Is Magical

Children have that innocence about them that is so genuine and heart touching.

 

 

 

Spending Time Together Betters Child Parent Relationships

By Marilyn Cramer   |  Friday, March 8th, 2013
Give your child a healthy atmosphere at home.

Family is the first home and parents are first teachers of children.

Spend some happy hours with your children. It will instill wisdom in children and make them good human beings.

Have Fun Raising Children

By Noah Brown   |  Thursday, December 13th, 2012

Of course, your kids still need to have a strong parent to help teach them right from wrong, dangerous and safe as well as good and bad but there should also be fun in your child parent relations too. Children tend to drown out negative comments, if they occur too often. Kids are more apt to listen to their parents if they can actually enjoy spending time with them.

Bonding time makes parenting kids much easier because the children are more relaxed with their parents.

Parenting kids is easier if you let yourself have fun and enjoy spending time with them

Remember, there are no cell phones, laptops or handheld video games while camping. Older parents might want to use an air mattress while younger ones might want to “rough it” by sleeping on the ground. The choice is yours as long as you spend the time together, all will be great!

 

Read more http://wisieforkids.wordpress.com/2013/03/13/have-fun-raising-children/

 

5 Tips to Get Your Kid To Sleep in Her Own Bed

By Noah Brown   |  Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

Sometimes, it becomes near-to-impossible task for the parents to convince their child to sleep in their own beds. Eventually the battle concludes with children sharing bedroom space with their parents.

According to the National Sleep Foundation (NSF), “as many as 24% of parents have their children sleep in their beds for at least part of the night.”

According to the National Sleep Foundation (NSF), “as many as 24% of parents have their children sleep in their beds for at least part of the night.”

While this child behavior invades the privacy of parents, it also leaves working couples restless and fatigued. Toddlers, preschoolers, or even school-goers across the world importune to sleep in their parents’ bedrooms.

 

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Parents: Help Your Child Develop Healthy Self-Esteem

By Bob Lancer   |  Monday, December 10th, 2012
self confidence in children

We are each gifted in a unique and important way. It is our privilege and our adventure to discover our own special light. ~ Mary Dunbar

 

Parents pass any self-esteem issues they might have onto their child.

 

So protecting your child’s self-esteem and self-confidence starts with healing your own.

 

Building self-esteem is really about letting go of the ideas of ourselves that belittle us.

 

Realize that how you think of yourself is just a thought-habit.  

 

Thought is creative, though, meaning that you become more and more like the person you think of yourself as being.

 

Therefore, begin relating with your thoughts more strategically.

 

Instead of automatically identifying with the thoughts you think about yourself, consider if the thought represents the kind of person you really want to be.

 

When you think of yourself as inadequate or disappointing in any way, your creative thought-power works against you.

 

Self-defeating, counter-productive thought patterns are habitual, so it takes time to weaken and finally lose the habit of thinking negatively about ourselves.

 

Each time you catch yourself thinking a demoralizing thought about yourself, remember that you are not the person you think of yourself as being.  This can help you to let go of that thought.

 

Another practice that can help you free yourself from self-esteem issues, and protect your child from low self-esteem as well, involves spending some time daily thinking about the strengths and abilities that you want to demonstrate.

 

Close your eyes and try to visualize yourself expressing true greatness.  This exercise “harnesses” the creative power of thought to give birth to your greater potential.

 

This exercise in creative positive thought forming will be undermined, though, if you do not diligently practice noticing what you think of yourself when you think of yourself.  Otherwise, your habitual, unconscious, negative self-concept will diminish the power of your efforts to liberate yourself.

 

The sooner you let go of counter-productive thoughts of yourself, the more quickly you liberate the greater self you can be.  And the more you pass on that wonderful condition of healthy self-esteem to your child.

 

Imagining yourself as strong, capable, intelligent, loving, happy, healthy and talented not only helps you to fulfill your great potential, it will help your child do the same.

 

Parenting Advice to Curb the Habit of Stealing in Kids

By Noah Brown   |  Sunday, November 25th, 2012

Generally children of 5 to 6 years begin to develop conscience at that stage and at times they find it tough to resist their temptation to steal something that they want.

Strictly make your child understand that stealing is wrong and you would not forgive it.

Many children steal because they think that there is nothing wrong about it. Some steal because they want to get attention.

Screaming or slapping your child won’t solve the problem. You need to figure out the root cause and nip it in the bud.

 

Read more: http://wisieforkids.wordpress.com/2012/12/28/parenting-advice-to-curb-the-habit-of-stealing-in-kids/

 

Encourage Your Child For Fair Play

By Noah Brown   |  Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

The first lessons begin at home, from parents, by observing and following people who are in the immediate environment.

Whatever a child learns in his childhood, it leaves a permanent impression on his memory.

“Victory isn’t defined by wins or losses. It is defined by effort. If you can truthfully say, ‘I did the best I could, I gave everything I had,’ then you’re a winner.”
– Wolfgang Schadler

Hence, parents need to be doubly careful when raising children on what kind of a home environment they are providing their children.

 

Read more: http://wisieforkids.wordpress.com/2013/01/22/encourage-your-child-for-fair-play/

 

 

Parenting Advice: Stay Connected With Your Children

By Noah Brown   |  Friday, September 7th, 2012

Does your child display anger and agitation at public places? Check out this useful advice on parenting!

 

(Editor’s Note: This is a guest blog by Noah Brown, a prolific freelance writer who writes extensively on advice for parents, child behavior and parent child relationship issues.)

 

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Do not train a child to learn by force or harshness; but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each. ~ Plato

Anyone who has ever witnessed poor child behavior in a public place automatically looks at the parents as if they simply allow the child to run amuck and do whatever he pleases. In many cases, parents find it difficult to correct a misbehaving child without yelling or hitting.

 

Most working parents leave raising their child up to a daycare, babysitters, and nannies or even to the teachers at school. The truth is that there is no person in the world who can raise your kid better than you.

 

If you have to go off to work to support your family, rules must be set for the kids as well as their caretakers. By following this parenting advice, you will not only see a great improvement in child behavior but also grow stronger and closer child parent relationships.

 

Those Terrible Tantrums

One of the most nerve wracking child behavior problems that a parent must endure is tantrums. A lot of people think that tantrums are a normal part of child development but they are wrong. Kids throw temper tantrums to get what they want and to control their parents.

 

It is essential that you find a solution and get expert parenting advice to improve this child behavior immediately. You should calmly and quietly inform the children that if they do not stop misbehaving, they will go into time out or lose other privileges such as their favorite TV show or a special toy.

 

If the child behavior does not improve, follow through with the time out or sanctions. It enables you to teach the child that you are the authority figure. He will learn to respect you and eventually the child parent relationships grow stronger.

 

Don’t Feed the Finicky

 

Children use to dominate the dinner menu by refusing to eat what is on the table. Many parents, especially working parents who lack good parenting skills simply give in and whip up chicken nuggets or macaroni and cheese rather than teaching the kids to eat the meal that has been prepared for the family. You must put your foot down and make them eat their meals.

 

Should they choose not to eat, send them to bed and wrap the meal for the following day. The child will learn to eat what is available. Knowing that you won’t back down will show the child that you mean business and he will learn to obey you.

 

Handling Homework Troubles

Nearly every grade school kid tries to avoid doing their homework. This is a common child behavior however; it must be corrected as your child’s education is of the utmost importance. It’s best to set aside a specific time for getting homework completed. Your child might tell you that he has no homework and expect to go out to play. This should never happen.

 

When a child tells their parents they don’t have homework, the parents need to realize that they may or may not be telling the truth. The scheduled time for homework should always be utilized for education. If there is no homework on a given day, the child should spend the time studying or preparing themselves for the next lesson.

 

Working parents should hold fast to this schedule as making time to meet with teachers can be difficult as well as problematic for your employer. Once the child understands that this time is always dedicated to his studies, their homework will never be undone, according to child behavior counselors.

 

Showing the child you are concerned about his education is a very important element of good parenting and an effective technique for inspiring children.

 

Parenting Help: Improve Your Child’s Environment

By Bob Lancer   |  Monday, June 25th, 2012

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To improve child behavior, improve your child’s surroundings.

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Provide the child with influences that help the child display the positive child conduct you want

 

How a child behaves is a largely product of the child’s environment.

 

The child’s environment consists of the influences surrounding the child, including the influences emanating from people within that environment.

 

To help your child avoid or overcome behavior problems improve the emotional and behavior patterns impinging upon your child.

 

Parenting help for better child behavior generally involves working on the child’s environment in order to:

1… Avoid exposing the child to influences that contribute to behavior problems.

2… Provide the child with influences that help the child display the positive child conduct you want.

 

If all we focus on is getting the child to change WITHOUT changing the child’s environment, our efforts will be undermined by the disturbing environmental that led to the child’s behavior problem.

 

For instance, if your child withdraws from other kids, choosing to spend her time alone, that child may have received excessive criticism in her home environment, eroding her self-confidence.

 

Sometimes there is something happening at home that causes the child to feel ashamed.

 

There may be someone in the child’s home environment modeling a similar pattern of sensitivity that drives that person toward solitude and unsociability.

 

As long as the negative environmental factors remain unchanged, child discipline problems are likely to continue reflecting them.

 

In my own parent counseling practice I have often found that the parent help needed for improving how kids behave involves guiding parents in how to bring more order, calmness, attentiveness, positive modeling and love into the child’s environment.

 

Receive your FREE Parenting Advice through this blog. Simply ask Bob Lancer your question and receive his Lancer’s Answer in this blog.

Wisie Members: Please feel welcome to share your views in this blog regarding any of the Wisie videos, and to ask questions about how to make the most of them.

 

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