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Expressing Feelings and Emotions Appropriately

When we are born, we are “hard-wired” for basic emotions. These emotions include anger, disgust, fear, joy, sadness, and surprise. Adults learn to control these hard-wired emotions throughout life. However, children need help in learning to regulate these emotions, beginning in infancy.  You help by comforting your child when he/she is feeling overwhelmed by feelings.  …

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Discipline: Connecting with Your Child During Correction

Your responsibility as a parent is to discipline your child.  It proves that you love and delight in him/her.  This is the example set by our Heavenly Father when we are His children.  He disciplines us because He loves us. My child, don’t reject the LORD’s discipline, and don’t be upset when he corrects you. For the …

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Communication within the Family: How Well Do You Communicate?

Effective communication is important to the happiness and well-being of a family. Researchers tell us that we communicate in the following ways: • 7% of what we communicate to others is through our words. • 33% of what we communicate to others is through our tone of voice. • 60% of what we communicate to …

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Let’s Get Connected: Building Trust

In our last parenting article, we explored the four parenting styles; authoritarian, permissive, uninvolved, and authoritative. We discovered that the authoritative parenting style is our “targeted” style of parenting, because it is based on God’s model of parenting us. This style of parenting builds a foundation of trust and creates a long-lasting relationship with our …

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