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Parent Gift -Teaching Kids Problem Solving Skills with the Win-Win Box

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How Can the Win-Win Box Help Parents and Kids?

TEACH YOUR KIDS PROBLEM SOLVING SKILLS when you're tired of being in the middle.

Remember the last time your kids were fighting? How did you feel? If you felt like this mom, you might have looked up and prayed, "Lord help me."

The Win-Win Box is my gift to help you deal with fights, taking turns, and sharing. Keep reading.

Discuss the meaning of win-win. Make sure your kids are in a good mood. Mealtime might work.

The Win-Win Parenting Goal:

To raise children with negotiating skills so that everyone gives a little and everybody wins.

Begin by asking your kids, “How would you..."

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Get More Help with the Problem Solver Kit. It includes worksheets, a paper bank with tokens, and rewards.

 

Jean's one minute Win-Win video can get your started:

http://youtu.be/q8yBOAQBhrQ 

 

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3 Games to Promote Early Childhood Brain Development

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Help Your Baby's Brian with Fun Activities

Promoting early childhood brain development with simple games is the best gift we can give to our children. If you're the parent of a toddler or care for young children, you'll love learning about the work of our parenting skills expert author, Deborah McNelis. She is an early brain development specialist.

Deborah creates card packets for your pocket to use throughout the day. Just pull out the packet, find a fun activity, and use it to enrich your baby's brain development. Today she'll share 3 activities your young toddler (6-9 months) will love.

Interaction with videos, TV, or You? Which Is Best?

Deborah, an early childhood brain specialist, tells us, "Learning happens when playing with real things and interacting with people." She says that TV and videos are not the best ways for your baby's brains to learn.

So, what can you do? Keep reading.

3 Parent/Child Games that Develop Babies Brains

1. Hide the Toy - Have your beginning toddler watch you hide a toy. Encourage your little one to crawl to it. Show your excitement, with facial joy, clapping, and happy words as your baby finds it. Why? Babies love your happy actions and the sound of your voice.

2. Waiting in Line - Let's say your baby is sitting in a shopping cart. You're waiting in a long line. Deborah suggests you take your child's hands, clap them together, and say his name. "Do it over and over again." Why? Your baby will know how special he is. Your touch and hearing his name will prove it.

3. Touching Different Textures - Sit your baby on the floor or in her high chair while you're cooking. Give her different textures to touch and play with. Deborah suggests a rubber spatula, a wooden spoon, a plastic container, and measuring spoons. Why? Examining safe items will give her pleasure and stimulate her brain.

One more thing, Deborah tells us that 85% of brain development happens in the first 3 years. Of course, Deborah always promotes safety in the activities we choose.

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Jean's Impressions

I like the simplicity of Deborah's creative ideas. I find it reassuring to know that exposing our children to ordinary things, showing our baby our pleasure in what she is learning, and letting her explore things helps her brain develop in wonderful ways. 

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Let's THANK Deborah McNelis for sharing her work in Early Childhood Development.

Author, Deborah McNelis

     Deborah McNelis

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Divorce: 2 Hard Questions Kids Ask Parents and How to Answer Them

 

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You've said, "We're divorcing." Your child's heart is pounding. She looks at you with intense eyes and asks the questions you've been dreading.

 

Is your divorce sparking questions you’re not ready to answer? Do you know what to say and how much to reveal?

Many overwhelmed parents are dealing with troubling emotions of their own. It can be hard to deal with their children's questions and feelings too.

Today I’ll share:

1. A parenting goal

2. 2 difficult questions kids ask

3. Feelings children struggle with

4. 3 Healing activities, and how stories can help


Many overwhelmed parents are dealing with troubling emotions of their own. It can be hard to deal with their children's questions and feelings too.


To learn how to help your child click on Divorce: 2 Hard Questions Kids Ask

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Conversations: 5 Top Ways to Get Your Child to Confide in You

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Listening Builds Love and Trust

If you’d like your kids to confide in you, conversations are essential. Our parenting skills expert, Carole Disseldorp, is here to show us how. Carole is a parent educator, counselor, and the author of, Easier Parenting.

Today she’ll share 5 listening tips, the best type of questions to ask, and good times for creating the kind of talks that children trust. Let’s find out her advice.

How to Listen When Your Kids Are Talking:

1. Turn toward them.

2. Look eye-to-eye.

3. Ask questions to help them share more.

4. Reflect back their meaning or feelings to show you understand.

5. Avoid interrupting or arguing.

Carole says, “If we can show interest, resist interrogating, and abstain from being judgmental, our children will be more likely to share their experiences, feelings, and thoughts.”

Open-Ended Questions Move the Conversation Forward:

Open-ended questions can’t be answered with:

  • Grunts
  • Yes
  • No

These questions help kids share their observations, feelings, and thoughts. For example, “What do you think about…?”

Where to Enjoy Great Conversations with Kids:

  • Mealtimes
  • Driving times (Keep your eyes on the road.)
  • Screen-free times

Carole warns, “If we criticize our children when they open up to us, they are less likely to confide in us in the future.” (From pages 11-14)

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Jean’s Impressions:

If we follow Carole’s advice, it will make parenting easier. Her tips for listening and asking questions are crucial. When children trust that we will listen with interest and kindness, they’ll share their deeper thoughts.

Parents who interrupt, criticize, and argue shut down their power to influence. Why? Because these behaviors hurt feelings and break the trusting bond with their kids.

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Let's THANK Carole for her clear and common sense approach to raising kids. She makes parenting easier for all of us.

Carole Disseldorp
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FREE Gift: Tells You How to Motivate Your Child to Keep Trying

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Gift for Motivating Kids with Confidence

If you'd like to motivate your child to avoid discouragement and keep trying, you'll like today's fun gift. It's a well-used parenting skill that really works.

The Failure

I recently spoke with a teenage girl and asked her, “How did you deal with your math grade?” Earlier she told me she had flunked it.

“I felt terrible,” she answered.

“Did you do anything about it?”

“I did.”

The 'Can-Do' Behavior

What she did and how she faced failure is the subject of today’s gift. It comes from something I do with my family and you can do it with yours. If you choose to use it, you’ll:

  1. Learn lots of wonderful information.
  2. Motivate your child to face failures.
  3. Encourage her to keep trying.
  4. Give her the right mindset for success and failure.
  5. Boost her self-confidence.

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Now you can help your children achieve their goals when they use this simple 3-step method.

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