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The Purposeful Parent: A family plan for digital devices-‘Screen Smarts’

I am a digital immigrant.  I do my best to fit in and access the many benefits of the fast paced, ever changing technological world.  However, teenagers and tweens find the sound of my digital talk to be hilarious! Evidently I have a crazy accent! I’m not alone. Parents approximately 35 years and older will […]

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The Purposeful Parent: Let Whatever You Don’t Want For Your Children Be A Non Issue

This delightful quote comes from best selling author and international speaker Esther Hicks, and it applies to adults as well as children. Let whatever you don’t want in life be a non-issue! How very liberating, right? So very simple and yet so very powerful! When we look at raising our children from this perspective parenting […]

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The Purposeful Parent: Hocus Pocus—They Flipped the Focus

Sometimes children and adults use manipulative strategies to avoid responsibility. Today we are introducing one such trick which uses ‘slight of mind’ to quickly switch the focus off of one person and on to another. We refer to this mental magic trick as ‘Flipping the Mirror.’ When a person is confronted with changing a behavior, […]

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The Purposeful Parent: Psychologically Based Myth Busting for Parents

Myth #3—  Parents should reward children for good behavior. False. Punishment and rewards are simply opposite sides of the same coin.  Both are forms of manipulation and both are responsible for teaching children that control lies somewhere outside of us rather than within.   —Much like punishment, rewards can give the appearance of changing behavior for […]

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Purposeful Parent: Psychological Based Myth Busting For Parents #2

Today we present the 2nd myth in the series entitled ‘Psychologically based myth busting for parents!’ Myth #2— Punishment is necessary to make children behave. False. Punishment is quite simply ineffective and counter productive.  It can have life-long damaging effects and ironically is often responsible for promoting and creating the very behaviors we hope to avoid […]

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