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Ten Steps to Clear Communication

Ten Steps to Clear Communication

Think Twice

Don't think you can have a good relationship with your spouse without having good communication. Communication is the relationship.

Communicating effectively isn't so hard, if you break it down into pieces. Follow these 10 steps, and you'll be on the road to better communication with your spouse:

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Mothers and Adult Daughters: The Real Bonus of Communication

Mothers and Adult Daughters: The Real Bonus of Communication

Building Blocks

Rapport is a natural harmony between two people that enables them to feel comfort and pleasure in one another's company.

Building Blocks

Interdependence is the mutual intermingling of independence and dependency that affects caring, support, and interaction.

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How to Have a Conversation with Your Three-Year-Old

How to Have a Conversation with Your Three-Year-Old

Your child's improving language skills, combined with his increased attention span, makes sustained conversations possible at age three. And the more conversation, the better. Your modeling of good language skills is more important than ever.

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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 one-way street), and some are set by you. It's up to you to define and make explicit each child's limits.

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Communicating a Positive Message About Money to Your Kids

Communicating a Positive Message About Money to Your Kids

Perhaps the first and best thing you and your spouse can do is to create three basic money messages that will guide what the two of you say and do with your kids for everything from allowances to buying toys to saving money. You should agree on money messages for acquisition, use and management. These basic money messages serve as scripts you can use again and again in a consistent manner when dealing with money issues.

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Be Your Child's Ally

Be Your Child's Ally

Tales from the Parent Zone

How do you measure success? Mr. B.G. Mouth has money, a big house, three luxury cars, and a staff of 40 catering to his every whim. His wife, Lauda Mouth, has political power and fame. Yet the three Mouth kids are miserable, socially inept, and in trouble. Let's get a little more internal, and consider success on an interpersonal and personal level. The best thing a parent can do is to teach a child the tools for creating her own successes.

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Giving Children Feedback on their Artwork

Giving Children Feedback on their Artwork

It is a fact that parents, teachers, and counselors try to support children's creativity, but often they do not know how. Through casual feedback or well-intentioned but ill-advised statements, they may inadvertently undermine children's creative spirit. Children are hungry for true appreciation. They do not want flattery, opinions, or even blind support for what they do. They want to be seen. Positive or negative evaluation brings creativity to a superficial level. Parents and teachers should never compare children's work.

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The 12 Disciplinary Elements

The 12 Disciplinary Elements

Like most things in life, positive discipline happens all at the same time. If you're changing your approach to your children's behavior, it can seem overwhelming. My personal way of dealing with a seemingly impossible task that makes my anxiety levels soar is to break it into a whole bunch of little tiny parts, each one of which can be easily accomplished. My friend Ailsa calls these the “approachable increments of infinity.”

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Updated: June 26, 2019

6 Reasons Why Getting a Puppy Is Not the Same as Having a Baby

Puppy and baby Sleeping in Bed

There's a reason that both puppies and babies are cute- they have to be, because each one will try your patience like no other force of nature. So if a person's patience level is truly like a muscle – the more you use it, the bigger it becomes – then adopt a puppy or have a child to find out. And what better time to recognize the similarities, and vast differences, then on National Puppy Day.

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Smart Talk: Six Ways to Speak to Our Kids

The TENDER approach to communication

Smart Talk: Six Ways to Speak to Our Kids

This excerpt is from How To Say It to Your Kids by Dr. Paul Coleman.

Kathy glanced at the wall clock. Only 15 minutes until the school bus arrived! Her two children were dawdling, trying to delay the inevitable moment when they must grab their belongings and head down the driveway for their first day back at school.

"Mark!" Kathy cried. "Why aren't your supplies in your book bag where they're supposed to be?"

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by: Jerome J. Schultz, Ph.D.

Building Bridges Between Home and School

Building Bridges Between Home and School

You can enjoy a healthy, respectful, and supportive relationship with your child's school. These steps will help you strengthen your communication skills and make this school year a positive experience for you, your child, and your child's teacher.

1. Two-Way Communication

2. Building a Foundation

3. Realistic Expectations

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Radiation Exposure During Pregnancy

Radiation Protection During Pregnancy

Radiation

Radiation Exposure During Pregnancy

There are two kinds of radiation exposure that pregnant women worry about. The first is called nonionizing radiation, which comes from household appliances such as microwave ovens and TV sets. The second is ionizing radiation and it comes from x-rays.
Pregnancy Facts

Indoor tanning salons darken the skin with a course of ultraviolet radiation.

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Caring for Your Spouse During an Illness

Caring for Your Spouse During an Illness

When one of you is sick, whether it's for several days or for many years, you need to take care of each other. Your relationship will change with an illness, but that doesn't have to mean it will change for the worse. There are ways to keep your relationship strong when one of you is ill. You need to keep communicating with each other and keep having fun together.

Keep Communicating

Marriage Q & A's

Q: Does a positive attitude about an illness help?

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Updated: May 15, 2019

How to Survive Your Daughter's Teen Years

How to Survive Your Daughter's Teen Years

The surging hormones and emotional changes that frame our daughters' adolescence can feel like a roller coaster ride. Sometimes the "terrible teens" can dim the glow of the most confident moms. Dr. Roni Cohen-Sandler, co-author of I'm Not Mad, I Just Hate You!: A New Understanding of Mother-Daughter Conflict, offers her advice for bridging the mother-daughter divide during your daughter's teen years.

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Updated: February 12, 2020

10 Baby Sign Language Words to Teach Your Little One

10 Baby Sign Language Words to Teach Your Little One

For new parents, communicating with your bundle of joy presents a daily puzzle that needs solving. Without the ability so speak, babies rely on crying to express their needs and emotions. One way to bridge the communication gap is through the use of baby sign language. According to Psychology Today, babies can understand language before possessing the ability to speak.

Updated: December 2, 2021

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How to Handle an Attention-Seeking Child

Attention Seeking Behaviors

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A 3-year-old appears happy to have a new little one in the house, but the sudden increase in temper tantrums tells a different story. A ten-year-old feels resentful of her older sister's academic success and the praise she receives for it and begins misbehaving, slamming doors and screaming at her parents.

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Updated: June 26, 2019

Our Top Tips and Tricks to Deal with Differing Parenting Styles

mothers and babies hanging out

There are many parenting styles, and what works well for one child may not work for another kiddo. Learning to respect and appreciate differing parenting styles will help avoid conflicts with other parents. You may not get along with the parents of your child's friends and classmates, and you don't have to, but we've got tips and tricks to help you navigate the sometimes awkward interactions.

Disciplining Your Toddler

Disciplining Your Toddler

Good disciplinary techniques are constructive. The best thing to do when your child decides to become temporarily psychotic (that is, when she pitches a tantrum) is to do nothing.

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Deciding on Divorce

Deciding on divorce

Deciding on Divorce

Sometimes relationships cannot be salvaged. There are problems that cannot be resolved with therapy and an effort at better communication. Some people are incompatible at their core. Some relationships are violent and contaminated by drugs or alcohol, and some relationships have such a serious lack of trust that they cannot be restored. In these situations there is no choice but to divorce.

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