Category Archives: Parenting Techniques

Techniques learned in my psychology classes, or through my own experience.

Do You Know Your Learning Style?

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Have you ever wondered why learning comes so easy to one child and not another? Why some exceed in school while others show a lackluster performance? There are literally hundreds of factors that come into play. One area I personally … Continue reading

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Goal: Be an Authoritative Parent

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Over the past month or so, we’ve discussed three of the four primary parenting styles. We’ve talked about authoritarian, permissive, and uninvolved styles. What is an Authoritative Parent? Today is the fourth in the series, authoritative parenting, the style we … Continue reading

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Are You an Uninvolved Parent?

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So far, we’ve discussed two parenting styles, the authoritarian parent and the permissive. Think of authoritarian as a dictatorship. Plenty of rules with little display of love or reasons for the given rules. Permissive parents overly adore their children, allowing … Continue reading

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Are You a Permissive Parent?

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Before I discuss what it means to be a permissive parent there are few things I’d like to mention in response to comments I’ve received. The parenting style information I present isn’t meant as advice as much as it is … Continue reading

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Are You an Authoritarian Parent?

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In a recent post, we discussed what it means to be a helicopter parent. Basically, a parent paying constant and overwhelming attention to their child. There are four basic parenting styles. Today I’ll chat about the authoritarian style. Are you … Continue reading

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Are You a Helicopter Parent?

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A so-called helicopter parent is one who constantly hovers over their children. I’d never heard of the term until called one myself by friends. They said it in a joking manner, but I used being called a helicopter parent as … Continue reading

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To Conform, or Not to Conform

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My wife and I sat at dinner in a restaurant with another couple and our children awhile back when the subject came up about whether we should conform to society’s beliefs. My boy said something about wearing pink. I can’t … Continue reading

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Peanut Butter Brands & Life Lessons

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A simple jar of peanut butter and my three-year-old reminded me that price does not determine quality. Neither does the design on the outside of a peanut butter container. I’m not sure where people received their information about the peanut … Continue reading

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Using the Token System for Parenting

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Using the token system as a parent can alleviate the psychological pain involved in the multiple phases our children go through on a daily basis. My three-year-old is currently in the middle of one. You’d have to know him to … Continue reading

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Take Time to Enjoy the Story of Your Life

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Take Your Time Today I’m reminded of one of my favorite quotes. There are many variations, but this is a simple version. “Success is a journey, not a destination.” This version is from Ben Sweetland, author of Get Rich While … Continue reading

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