Parenting without punishment is an unlikely concept to most parents. However, many tasks or rules we want followed feel like punishments to kids like chores, going to sleep on time, curfews, saying “No” to requests for material goods, and having limits on screen time of all types (phones, videos, T.V., computer youtubes, facebook, Instagram, twitter).…

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New Book Released UNLOCKING PARENTAL INTELLIGENCE: FINDING MEANING IN YOUR CHILD’S BEHAVIOR ON AMAZON, BARNES & NOBLE, FAMILIUS, AND WHEREVER BOOKS ARE FOUND.  THE BOOK FOR ‘EVERYPARENT’ Become a “Meaning- Maker”  Unlock the Meaning of Your Child’s Puzzling Behavior Children of all ages demonstrate distressing behaviors. They don’t always do what warm, loving parents wish.…

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Why “Bad Behavior” From Kids Who Know What Parents’ Expect?  The phrase, “bad behavior” worries me because behavior is complex and has meaning. Children aren’t bad; they’re complicated. So, if a child speaks or acts in a negative way, he or she is not a bad child, but a distressed child.   Finding Meaning in…

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