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10 Basic Principles of Good Parenting – Part 4

This is part four of 10 Basic Principles of Good Parenting post based on Laurence Steinberg’s book with the same title. Here are principles seven and eight with their major concepts also listed.  7. Be consistent. “If your rules vary from day to day in an unpredictable fashion, or if you enforce them only intermittently, […]

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10 Basic Principles of Good Parenting – Part 3

The following is part three of 10 Basic Principles of Good Parenting post based on Laurence Steinberg’s book with the same title. Here are principles five and six with their major concepts listed. 5.  Establish and set rules. “If you don’t manage your child’s behavior when he is young, he will have a hard time […]

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10 Basic Principles of Good Parenting – Part 2

Part 2 of the post “10 Basic Principles of Good Parenting” based on Laurence Steinberg’s book with the same title. Here are principles three and four with their major concepts. 3.  Be involved in your child’s life. “Being an involved parent takes time and is hard work and it often means rethinking and rearranging your […]

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10 Basic Principles of Good Parenting – Part 1

Laurence Steinberg is a university professor of psychology who specializes in child and adolescent psychological development. He wrote a book entitled “The 10 Basic Principles of Good Parenting.” Here are the first two principles with the major concepts of those principles. 1. What you do matters. “Tell yourself that every day. How you treat and respond […]

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Talking to Children about Sex

Parents can and should have the most significant effect on their children’s sexuality. In today’s world, there are many sources for children to gain information about sexuality and much of that information is not correct. Parents have the opportunity to protect their children from the potentially harmful consequences of sex, counteract misinformation from other sources, […]

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Parental Controls

More children at younger ages are being exposed to technology and more are being given these devices to have as their own. More children and teens have multiple social media accounts. Cyberbullying is on the rise. Teens are concerned about their personal information not being private on the internet. Parents don’t seem to be aware […]

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Raising Resilient Children

Resilience: the ability to adapt effectively in spite of serious threats to development. This is something that we all want our children to develop. We want to help them succeed even when the odds are against them. Research has found some consistent themes of what factors promote resiliency in children. These protective factors fall under […]

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It’s Never Too Early or Too Late

Bradley D. Foster tells a story about an interview he had with a young man. This young man’s father talked with his son each year and warned him of the dangers he would be facing. This father taught his son to come to him with questions and concerns about what is right and what is […]

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Should You Pay for an “A”?

There is a lot of controversy about whether children should be paid for good grades.  Many parents argue that it motivates their children, teaches the importance of an education, and helps their kids learn that effort brings rewards.  After all, one would expect to get paid more for excellent work when one is employed.  However, […]

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Rearing Responsible Citizens

Parents have a huge influence on their children and this extends to political and civic engagement. David B. Magleby, former dean of the College of Family, Home and Social Sciences at BYU, and his wife, Linda W. Magleby, explain the impact parents can make in these areas of children’s lives and why society needs a […]

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