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Ten Parenting Tips

  1. 5 positive statements to 1 negative.

  2. Praise success and effort!

  3. Give clear, specific directions; broken down into small steps.

  4. Stay Calm! Use a calm voice, nagging gets nowhere.

  5. Set reasonable limits - avoid using "always" or "never" - stick to your limits!

  6. Be consistent! Yes means Yes, and No means No!

  7. Set the example - Actions speak louder than words!

  8. Interact - so you don't have to react.

  9. Have Patience - a little goes a long way!

  10. Breathe! Relax! Smile! HAVE FUN!!

Remember - the voice you use with your children now will become their inner voice later.

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