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    Setting Limits
    Setting Limits for Your Baby
    Setting Limits for Your Baby How should you enforce the limits you set? Most parents start by saying, "No!" More often than not, this warning in itself is effective in stopping your baby from doing something dangerous, harmful, or destructive. T...
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    Communicating With Your Child
    Change Limits as Your Child Grows
    Change Limits as Your Child Grows Trees that bend do a lot better in storms than their more brittle, rigid cousins. Life, and parenting, are never predictable, and flexibility is one of the greatest strengths you can build in yourself. Firmness ...
  • Teens
    Teens and Dating
    Is 14 Too Young to Date?
    It's important to set boundaries for young teens, but letting them interact in safe, supervised situations is appropriate. ...
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    Communicating With Your Child
    Make the Limits Totally Clear to Your Kids
    Make the Limits Totally Clear to Your Kids Here's the deal, it's not a limit if your child doesn't know it's there. If you don't communicate limits to your child, she won't understand where the wall is until she smashes head on into it. Invisibl...
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    Communicating With Your Child
    Communicate Effective and Reasonable Limits to Your Kids
    Communicate Effective and Reasonable Limits to Your Kids Words to Parent By Limits are behavior boundaries. Some are set by nature (humans can't fly, I can't keep track of my sunglasses), some by the state (you can't drive the wrong way down a ...
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    Family Rules
    Family Rules Definition Exercise
    Family Rules Definition Exercise Use this work sheet to begin your exploration of your potential family rules. Try to phrase your rules in the positive, rather than in the negative. “Eat only in the kitchen” means the same thing as “No ea...
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    Parent/Child Relationships
    How to Live with Your Adult Child
    They're called Generation Y--the growing numbers of young adults who promptly move back home after college, or perhaps never move out at all, in an effort to save money while searching for a perfect job. Living with your grown child can be a stre...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • AAP Says Interactive Screen Time Could Be Healthy
    AAP Says Interactive Screen Time Can Be Healthy
    When it comes to screen time and kids, it isn't all bad news. The American Academy of Pediatrics offers guidelines on how to make screen time healthy and educational.
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    Family Rules
    Defining the Family Rules
    Defining the Family Rules How are your family's values put into action? Through personal limits and through family rules. Family rules define what is and isn't allowed in your family. They apply to everybody. (Waiting for something that says onl...
  • Kids
    Setting Limits
    Why Children Push Your Buttons
    Why Children Push Your ButtonsIt's 10:10 and thirteen-year-old Megan is still on the telephone. The rule is, there will be no telephone conversations after ten o'clock. Mother sticks her head into Megan's room and politely reminds her that she ne...
  • Teens
    Teens and Dating
    Is 13 Too Young to Date?
    Very few parents let their 13-year-olds date, but parents can placate their kids with coed get-togethers. ...
  • Kids
    Setting Limits
    Why Children Push Your Buttons
    Why Children Push Your ButtonsIt's 10:10 and thirteen-year-old Megan is still on the telephone. The rule is, there will be no telephone conversations after ten o'clock. Mother sticks her head into Megan's room and politely reminds her that she ne...
  • Kids
    Setting Limits
    Setting Limits and Staying Sane
    Setting Limits and Staying SaneToo Strict or Too Lenient? Here's a surefire recipe for conflict: Mix together one parent (whose job is to make rules) and one child (whose job is to question rules). The resulting power struggle can turn a happy h...
    Laura L. Meehan
  • Teens
    Teens and Dating
    Should 14-Year-Old Talk to Boys on the Phone?
    Talking on the phone is a privilege, not a right. Whether teens are talking to boys or girls on the phone, the rules should be the same. ...
  • Teens
    Teens and Dating
    Dad Is Overprotective of Daughter
    A father who restricts telephone use is being overprotective. It is normal and appropriate for boys and girls to talk on the phone. ...
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    Family Rules Definition Exercise
    This worksheet can help you get started on your exploration of potential family rules. ...
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    Setting Limits
    Daughter Disrespectful to Mother
    When an 11-year-old starts exhibiting bad behaviors, her parent may be in for a long protracted process of establishing boundaries, expectations, and consequences. ...