How Kids Give Loving Gifts with No-Cost Presents

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Chore Coupons Are Loved by Parents

 

PARENTS, IF YOUR CHILD COULD GIVE LOVING GIFTS WITH NO-COST COUPONS, would he do it?

Today’s parenting gift is a set of coupons. Your youngster, of any age, can give them to those he loves. In fact, you could use them too.

Types of gift certificates include work coupons, fun activities, and caring compliments. Simply put, your child can fill his awards for others with helpful chores, games to play together, or a list of loving compliments.

3 Rules for Caring Coupons - Your Child Must:

  1. Be able to do them.
  2. Promise to do them within a time limit.
  3. Give something the receiver would like.

Who Will Receive Your Child’s Gift Awards?

It’s up to your child and here are 5 possibilities:

  • Parents
  • Siblings
  • Grandparents
  • Relatives
  • Friends

Brainstorm with Your Child What She Could Give.

 

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Giving Gift Coupons with a Loving Spirit

 

Write down some possibilities she’d like to do depending on her age:

Work coupons could include:

  • Fold laundry
  • Fix a dinner salad
  • Weed a flower bed

Fun activities could include:

  • Play a board game together
  • Create a treasure hunt
  • Bake cookies

Loving words could include:

  • Drawing a picture of the receiver. Then add loving words in the title. 
  • Writing down 5 loving compliments about the receiver.
  • Asking the receiver to tell her 3 stories about the recipient's childhood. This could include coupons for Mom, Dad, Grandma, or Grandpa.

Brainstorming includes gifts your child can offer like teaching magic tricks, playing a musical instrument, or special art work. Whatever your child has a special talent for could be a gift.

 

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Download Your Coupons

 

 

To receive your coupons, Click Here and insert the code word: 

GIFTS

 

Then Download and Copy as Many Coupons as You Like.

 

 

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How Parents Promote Materialism in Kids - 2 Checklists

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Does Your Child Want More Gifts?

 

TODAY'S PARENTING GIFT CAN IDENTIFY MATERIALISM IN YOUR FAMILY. Because worldliness can cause family distress, you'll find 2 checklists with material problems you may need to  solve.

 

It doesn't matter whether a you are rich, poor, or middle class. Materialism can infect any home. Some homes  are tainted by selfishness, others by envy, and still others by greed.

 

Our first checklist describes 9 ways your child may expect you to supply his long list of wants. He might even be bugging you for more presents than you can afford. Some parents feel overwhelmed and wonder what went wrong.

 

The second checklist offers 7 ways you may be promoting greed in your kids. If you identify a behavior to change and do so, the result may help your child become a happier caring person.

 

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Caring
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Download this parenting present by Clicking Here:  

www.kidsdiscuss.com/subscriber-gifts.asp

Then insert the code word: LISTS and pick up your gift.

You can turn materialistic kids into caring caring children.

 

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How Parents Fight Materialism and Raise Loving Children

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Is Materialism Infecting Your Family?

 

YOU LOVE YOUR CHILD. BUT YOUR BUSY LIFE PREVENTS YOU FROM SPENDING THE TIME SHE'D LIKE. 

It's so easy to let gifts, especially costly digital games and cell phones, fill the void.

Perhaps you fear your child's becoming materialistic. You don't want her to value "things" over family and friends. But what can you do?

In Today's Parenting Article You'll Find:

  • 9 signs your child's becoming materialistic
  • 7 ways you could be promoting it
  • 11 parent and child dinner discussions.
  • 12 non-material rewards to replace costly gifts
  • 10 non-worldly mottoes for kids.
  • 12 easy ways to raise a happy more loving child

 

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Coupon for Walking
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The Positive Side of Gift Giving

Help your child give gifts to others like coupons that promise he will do something nice for the other person. Then help him set a date for keeping his word. He’ll feel good and the receiver will too.

Of course, you still want to surprise your child with meaningful presents. Consider choosing gifts that give your child what’s most special, your presence and your time (from, my friend, Carol Josel). Why? Because having fun together creates a close-knit family bond and beautiful memories.

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Family Games Create Fun and Bonding

 

Pick up our article at,

Materialistic Children – Parenting Problems and Solutions

https://www.kidsdiscuss.com/feature_article.asp?fa_id=194

 

 

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How Can Parents Raise Non-Materialistic Kids?

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Is Materialism the Key to Your
Child's Happiness?

 

IF YOU'RE TEACHING YOUR KIDS THAT MONEY, TOYS, AND PRESENTS are the keys to happiness, are they happy? If you're fighting materialism in your home, is it working? 

You CAN nurture generosity over greed. Consider watching our brief video and picking up the parenting tips with questions you need.

It offers ways for your kids to think more deeply about materialism. It won’t promote shame or guilt either.

Toward the end of this video,

How Parents Discuss Materialism with Kids

you'll find four powerful ideas that really do lead to happier lives. They don't cost a penny either.

Below the video you’ll also find the script to use with your loved ones. Feel free to copy it and add it to your binder to use whenever you need it.

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Teach Your Kids What's Really Important!

 

Enjoy raising children who value the things that really matter.

 

Now please watch:

 How Parents Discuss Materialism with Kids

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHaZOj9C32s

 

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Parenting Bonus: 6 Positive Brain Changing Steps to Happiness

 

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Great Strategy for Parents and Children!

 

ARE YOU OR YOUR CHILDREN TORTURED BY SAD, ANGRY, OR FEARFUL THOUGHTS? Do they interfere with your happiness? 

Today’s parenting gift helps your brain work for you not against you. It puts you in the driver's seat because you choose the thoughts you want to focus on.

Find out this brain changing process and start using it today. Then teach it to your children.

6 Part Parenting Method to Promote in Yourself and Your Kids:

  1. Recognize harmful thoughts.
  2. Ask yourself an important question (in the bonus).
  3. Check your feelings.
  4. Challenge question to answer (also in the freebie).
  5. Make a choice and refocus.
  6. Share this process with your children too.

Parenting Suggestion:

Add this positive brain strategy to your 3-hole binder and use it whenever you or your kids need it.

Get this Free Bonus because it's an important key to a happier life.

Insert the code word: PARENT at https://goo.gl/dtXAHR

or

https://www.kidsdiscuss.com/subscriber-gifts.asp

 

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Parenting Gift: How to Teach Kids Gratefulness

 

 

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Teach The Gratitude Review to Your Child

 

The power of gratitude shapes positive thoughts. Upbeat thinking promotes a happier heart. If you’d like to raise an optimistic child, consider The Gratitude Review as a bedtime activity. It’s so easy.

The Simple Method for Increasing Gratitude:

At bedtime ask, “What happened today that you’re grateful for?”

Give your child time to think. Make sure it’s something that’s completely positive. If she says,

“I had fun playing soccer during recess but when it was over…”

The word ‘but’ tells you something unpleasant is about to follow. Help her practice finding pleasant events that started and ended with a satisfying experience.

This Bedtime Exchange Helps Parents and Children:

  1. Develop closeness.
  2. Discuss positive daily events.
  3. Share happy feelings.
  4. End the day on a joyful note.
  5. Sleep with happy memories.

5 more simple activities are my gift to you. Pick the ones that fit for your family at:  6 Parenting Activities    or

https://www.kidsdiscuss.com/subscriber-gifts.asp and insert the code word:

POSITIVE



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10 Parent-Child Discussion Questions about Honesty - Your Parenting Gift

 

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How a Parent's Good Listening Skills Promote Honesty

 

If you want to raise and honest child and you’re not sure how, don’t worry. Here are 10 questions you can use for a friendly discussion. Get her ideas before you share any of your own. We call this a baseline because you’ll know where to start if you feel she’s not quite on the right track. 

Be open, listen well, and avoid harshly criticizing her thoughts and answers. Criticism will shut her down.  Then your ability to influence her toward honesty will shrink drastically. Be kind in your approach.

I suggest you take one question a week to discuss at dinner, in the car, or at bedtime. You might think lecturing is faster but if your child clams up, how will you know she accepts your lecture. Many kids tune out or rebel when being told what to do or how to think.

You can open your child up when she knows you’re really listening. She’ll want to know you care about her ideas. These 10 discussion questions will help you and your child promote honesty.

Here are 2 sample questions:

  1. Why to children, who tell lies, lose friends?
  2. Why are children, with truthful reputations, liked and trusted.

Don’t forget to ask for examples from your child's own life.

Pick up:

10 Honest Discussion Questions to Help Your Child Choose the Truth

  by inserting the code word HONEST.

I suggest you copy it and add it to your 3-hole binder to use whenever you need it.

 

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Parenting Tips - Help Kids Choose Honesty and Overcome Guilt

 

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Kids Respect and Trust Truthful Parents
 

LYING HURTS YOUR CHILD'S REPUTATION AND BREEDS DISTRUST.  If you're the parent of an elementary-age student, who has trouble telling the truth, can you remember a time when you told a falsehood? If it had bad consequences, can you remember your feelings? Were you plagued with guilt? Were you afraid to confess for fear of punishment? 

Lies can cause your child mental pain too. Today's article shares 7 fearful consequences from lying, 7 positive effects for being truthful, 6 honest strategies, 5 moral dilemmas for your child to solve, and 10 self-talk statements from which to choose. 

 HONESTY BEGINS AT HOME!

Children look up to parents with eager eyes and ears. They see and hear everything.  When parent's aren't truthful, kids learn about lying. When parents are truthful, kids trust and respect them. Use the tips in this article to model truthfulness and help your child.

3 Suggestions to Tell Your Child When He Is Ready to Admit His Mistakes:

1. "Avoid over-thinking about the action you are about to take. It might stop you from telling the truth." 
2. "Take 5 deep breaths right before admitting your lie. It will help you relax."
3. "Repeat a simple slogan like, “My truth is like gold when my honesty's bold,” because it could give you the courage you need."

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You CAN Help Him Choose Honesty and
Overcome Guilt

Read more:

The Honest Child - 35 Parenting Tips Teach Truthfulness

 

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Empathy Training for Kids - 8 Simple Parenting Discussions

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Kids Understand Feelings When Parents Help


THIS PARENTING GIFT HELPS CHILDREN EXPERIENCE EMPATHY. It includes 8 discussion questions for building character through friendly chats.

Consider discussing a new question once each week because it will give your child time to reflect and practice caring skills. Dinners, car rides, and bedtimes are perfect for these discussions. Use words like:

1. Would you explain a little more? 

2. I like how you think.

3. How did you come to think that way?

4. Do you have any examples?

5. How do your thoughts match your actions? 

Don’t lecture your child on what to think. Rather, find out what he thinks and why. Accept his ideas without arguing. You can add your thoughts later by also answering the questions in today's gift.

Remember, if you force your ideas, your child may get stubborn and rebel against them.

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Friendly Chats Help Kids Care about Others

 

Pick up 8 Discussion Questions: 

Insert the code word EMPATHY at KidsDiscuss.com and start building character today. 

Imagine your feelings when your child cares about others and treats them with respect. You'll know you're parenting well and that your discussions are powerful.

Please share.

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Parenting Tips - Caring Kids Learn Charismatic Skills

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Parents Can Teach Kids Social Skills

CHILDREN  WITH SOCIAL SKILLS AND CHARISMA AREN'T BORN THAT WAY. To be charismatic takes charm and you can teach it.

We're not talking about popularity, manipulation, or vanity. We're talking about the true inner charm that cares about others. It will help them grow socially too.

If you model charm to your children, they can learn it from you. There are 3 things all people want that come under the Umbrella of Attention. Give those to others and you'll have charisma.

Use Sincere Eyes, Smiles, and Words with:

  1. Approval by looking for the good in your children and telling them what you see.
  2. Appreciation for the good things they do. "Thank you for..." or "I like the fact that you..."
  3. Affection using a touch, hug, pat on the back, kind word, kiss, or whatever is appropriate.

This is called the Triple A Formula. It is the best way to give what your child and others crave and that is, Attention.

Be a great listener. Hear what your children are saying. See how they're acting. Then try to understand how they're thinking and feeling.

Don't tell. Ask.

"How are you feeling?" Again be a great listener and repeat in your own words what they said. Here's why:

Charismatic listeners help others feel a real connection with them.

You want that with others and, especially, with your children.

Use these 3 tips, Approval, Appreciation, and Affection, as you ask your children the 6 parenting discussion topics in the following YouTube video. They will help your children develop the social skills they need to become the charismatic leaders of tomorrow.

Click on Socially Smart Kids - 6 Parenting Discussions with Children

 

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Charismatic Children Lead with Caring

Feel free to copy the discussion topics from the transcript below the video. Please leave me a comment too. I would love to hear from you.

https://youtu.be/__h2YF9Vnzg

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