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8 Strategies to Get Your Children to Listen When You Talk

When it comes to raising children, one of the most challenging areas involves learning how to talk to our children in a way that they will listen. Although it can be frustrating to repeat your words and instructions to your children numerous times, know that they are trying their best to take in the various stimuli from their surroundings – thus it won’t be surprising … Continue reading 8 Strategies to Get Your Children to Listen When You Talk

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5 Effective Ways to Avoid Power Struggles with Children

According to Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, the sense of power and dominance is a basic emotional need that we all seek to fulfill. The need to satisfy this craving for power begins as early as the age of two, as this is when children begin to see themselves as separate individuals from their parents. This phase of life leads children to discover that they are … Continue reading 5 Effective Ways to Avoid Power Struggles with Children

5 Ways to Help Children Identify and Express their Emotions

The early years are crucial for your child’s development, as it is during this time that they learn about how the world around them works. Along with their new discoveries, they also learn a lot about their feelings and how to express them in the appropriate manner. Throughout this learning journey, things can get overwhelming for young children who are trying to understand the complexities … Continue reading 5 Ways to Help Children Identify and Express their Emotions

Communicating With Your Pre-schooler – Fostering Effective Communication and Social Skills (Part 4)

Golden Rule #4: Develop strategies for Controlling Negative Emotions in Any Situation When emotions (yours or your child’s) create a barrier to resolving a situation, it is important to have strategies in place, to ‘defuse’ the moment. 1. Especially in times of crisis, or when they are ‘in trouble’, don’t ‘stand over’ your child. Standing over your child may well win reluctant obedience, but our … Continue reading Communicating With Your Pre-schooler – Fostering Effective Communication and Social Skills (Part 4)

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Communicating With Your Pre-schooler – Fostering Effective Communication and Social Skills (Part 2)

From birth, our children are actually ‘hard-wired’ to respond to a smile with positive emotion. It banishes fear or insecurity, and says, ‘I am here for you. Nothing you have to say can change the way I feel about you.’ So remember, whatever you want to say to your child, begin with a smile… Golden Rule Number Two: Give Your Full Attention to All the … Continue reading Communicating With Your Pre-schooler – Fostering Effective Communication and Social Skills (Part 2)

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Communicating With Your Pre-schooler – Fostering Effective Communication and Social Skills (Part 1)

As parents, we create a home environment which supplies our children with the raw materials from which they can construct a Champion Mindset. Part of this mindset involves developing highly effective communication skills, which most experts agree will be their most valuable asset in the world of the 21st century. We are our children’s role models for effective communication. How we communicate is of crucial … Continue reading Communicating With Your Pre-schooler – Fostering Effective Communication and Social Skills (Part 1)