This is the most important advice I give to parents. Kids are hard-wired to need an emotional connection and attention ... more
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Spend one-on-one time with kids on a daily basis
This is the most important advice I give to parents. Kids are hard-wired to need an emotional connection and attention every day, and if they don't get it, consequences and other discipline tools won't be effective (not to mention the fact that they might resort to practicing their ninja scream indoors just to turn your head). Just 10-15 minutes of one-on-one quality time once or twice a day will do wonders to fend off negative behavior from your kids!
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I need to stop yelling at my little girl so much. The worst part is that the screaming and nagging I do is pretty much always for the same things. Fortunately, I got an email last week that introduced me to parenting expert Amy McCready, founder of Positive Parenting Solutions and author of If I Have to Tell You One More Time…The Revolutionary Program That Gets Your Kids to Listen Without Nagging, Reminding or Yelling. Aha! That sounded like an expert I should consult because she's been through what I've been: the screaming and nagging that get you on a high road to nowhere. Amy agreed to share her top 7 tips to getting to the root of our child's misbehavior and turning it into better behavior, sans the nasty yelling and nagging. Click through to read her advice: - By Ana Flores