Parenting Gift: 10 Honesty Mottos Help Kids' Self-Talk

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An Honesty Mindset Helps Children

 

CHILDREN, WHO ARE SCARED TO TELL THE TRUTH, MAY FEAR PUNISHMENT. The talk kids have in their heads can influence them to do right or wrong. When children tell lies, their self-talk may be defensive. For instance, they might say, “I don’t want my dad to be mad at me,” or “I’m afraid I’ll get punished.”

Complimenting kids for being honest may encourage them to be truthful. Consider using praise over criticism and punishment.

Another way to promote an 'honesty mindset' is with slogans that get repeated often.

Encourage your elementary-age child to pick a favorite slogan from our list to repeat often when he’s tempted to lie. Better yet, ask him to make up one of his own by asking, “What words might help you to choose honesty over lying?" 

In this parenting gift, you’ll receive 10 self-talk mottos, to start with, like:

“My heart feels best when my words are honest.”

“My truth is like gold when my honesty’s bold.”

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"I feel best when I'm honest."

 

Pick up these sayings and add them to your 3-hole binder to use when they’re needed.

Go to Honesty Mottos and insert the Code Word: MOTTOS

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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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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.

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Parenting Tips: 9 Positive Sayings for Becoming Friendly Kids

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Your Child's Good Thoughts Attracts Friends

SO OFTEN A DIFFICULT SOCIAL SITUATION, like being called a mean name, can rattle kids. How they react to that name-calling is easier when they develop mental self-control.  Good mottoes repeated often can give them the restraint they need. 

In today's parenting gift you'll find 9 smart self-talk sayings your kids can use.

When children grow-up thinking socially smart thoughts, they'll remember them as adults. Such mental brainwaves become automatic and are a gift that can last a lifetime.

Ask your child to make-up socially intelligent thoughts of their own. Have a rhyming session together. Suggest they post it where they will see it often to use as a reminder even when  difficult social events occur.

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"When my feelings hurt, I'll be kind and alert."

Get started now. Pick up 9 Socially Smart Sayings to discuss with your kids by inserting SAYINGS at: KidsDiscuss.com

You CAN help your child develop strong self-thoughts and become a powerful influence for others.

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19 Powerful Brain Mottoes Parents Can Teach Children

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PARENTING GIFT: SMART SELF-TALK FOR KIDS

POSITIVE SLOGANS ENCOURAGE CHILDREN TO DO THEIR BEST AT HOME AND IN SCHOOL. Imagine a way to promote brain power in your kids. Jingles, slogans, and mottoes do just that. They become well-traveled paths in your child's brain when repeated over and over.

Slogans can pop into your child's mind when they're least expected and when they're needed the most. A good slogan can inspire your child to keep trying. It can help expand his intelligence too.

In this parenting gift you will find 19 jingles for your child to choose from. Here are 3 examples:

  • Like a strong muscle, my brain likes to hustle.
  • Son of a gun, problems are fun.
  • I'm the guy who likes to try.
     

Can you see how these slogans, when repeated often, could motivate your child to do her best? Children with great attitudes can become great people who accomplish good things. Why not give your kids the gift of mottoes that encourage their positive mindsets?

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"I'M THE GAL WHO MAKES THINKING MY PAL!"

One more thing, encourage your kids to repeat them out loud, post them where they will see them, or create a bookmark with their favorite slogan.

Click on Parenting Gift Poem and insert the word SLOGAN. Then download the Brain Power Poem with 19 slogans.

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7 Family Discussion Questions Boost Kids' Self-Image

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FUN DISCUSSIONS WITH KIDS PROMOTE FAMILY UNITY!

Praise or criticism, which motivates kids to do their best? Too much criticism often makes people bitter not better. Research advises us to give 3-6 compliments for every negative comment because kind remarks help lessen the sting from complaints.

If you must disapprove of your child’s behavior, there are 3 rules:

  1. Do it privately.
  2. Be brief, no lectures.
  3. Suggest a positive behavior or solution.

Goal for Giving Praise

You don’t want your child to live for other people’s approval. A nickname for pure approval seekers is "Love Slob."No one wants to hear their child called a "Love Slob."

Your goal in using praise is to increase your child’s inner motivation which means they do their best because that’s their positive self-image. It’s who they know they are.

Use our gift today which includes the poem, “I Caught You Being Good Today,” by downloading, discussing, and getting your children to answer the 7 discussion questions.

If you do, you’ll find out:

  1. How criticism feels to your children.
  2. Whether they notice each others mistakes more than their good qualities.
  3. What would motivate them the most, criticisms or compliments.
  4. If they’d like to focus on the good in each other more often.
  5. How they’d like to share with each member the good they see.
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"You walked the dog around the block."

 

You’ll also have access to the short video, Confident Kids – A Powerful Parenting Tool.

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Parenting Gift: 7 Kind Comments Boost Family Harmony

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SHARING COMPLIMENTS PROMOTES FAMILY LOVE!


 If you want to encourage family unity, give genuine praise. Here's a weekly practice that each family member can easily do. Once a week each parent and child puts his name in a small box. Place it in the middle of the dinner table. Each member picks a name and tells what positive behavior they noticed in that person during the past week.

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Put your family's names in a small box.

 

In this parenting gift you will find 7 honest compliments given by each member of a family team. Read them aloud to use as an example of what to say to each other.

Ask your family if they’d like to do this activity once a week. Vote on which day is best for everyone. Then make it a habit.

I suggest you put this family gift idea in a binder to use as a reminder for making your excellent family even greater.

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Family Character: Simple Activity Strengthens Relationships

 

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CREATE A SOLID FAMILY FOUNDATION

When children feel like they belong to a loving family team, they experience inner security and confidence. Today's parenting gift shares an easy bonding activity. It helps family members develop a strong foundation with solid roots.

You'll be asking your family, "What do you want our family to be like?" To get the family discussion going you'll find 12 suggestions. Everyone should get a chance to share their ideas.

When you have a list of ideas, take a family vote and pick the top 6 suggestions. Choose someone to print them out and post them on the fridge or put them in a picture frame with a family photo as a reminder.

Challenge the family members to notice these qualities in each other as they occur.

Feel free to download this parenting gift to use whenever it is needed.

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The Takers: Poem for Kids with Family Discussion

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IS YOUR DISRESPECTFUL CHILD A "TAKER?"


If your child appears conceited and arrogant and you are worried about his future, you have good reason to be concerned. Who will treat him with respect when he is disrespectful? Who will love him in spite of his selfishness? Who will work with him if he doesn't listen?

Spoiled kids act as if they are the "King of the Universe." They expect things to go their way. They get what they want because they demand it. They aren't givers. They are takers.

If you are raising takers, read and discuss today's parenting gift with your children. It's a poem entitled 'The Takers.'  You'll find 8 questions to discuss with them. 

Notice that Michael's mother, in the poem, doesn't enforce rules. Is that why she's doing his work for him? Zoe's dad couldn't stand her tantrums in toy stores so he gave in. Is that why she screams to get what she wants? Ask your kids the questions and listen to their opinions. You may be surprised at their wisdom.

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YOU CAN STOP TEMPER TANTRUMS!

 

Even if your children are givers enjoy the poem and the family discussion. It will be fun to hear how they think.

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“Unspoiling” Your Child –10 Practical Parenting Tips

 

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TAKE A STAND AGAINST DISRESPECT!

If your children treat you like a doormat, chances are you’re a loving parent who gives too much and expects too little. You CAN take a stand!

Today's parenting suggestions may be difficult because your child won’t like them. He isn’t supposed to like them. Use them only if you’ll be consistent because if you don’t follow through you’ll look weaker than ever. If you are consistent, eventually you’ll get the respect you deserve. It will take time.

The first parenting suggestion, “Be determined to change!” is important. Without determination things won’t change. Being the parent means being a strong leader, guide, and coach.

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DON'T ACCEPT VERBAL ABUSE! WALK AWAY!


There’s a time to show love and there’s a time to be in charge. Saying "No" and then giving in shows weakness not love. To become a blend of kindness and firmness works best. And when kids are already spoiled, be firm.

You’ll find 10 top parenting solutions for becoming firm. Take a deep breath. Follow the suggestions, and help your child become a respectful caring person.

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