Do Not Disturb The Family Peace

As you can imagine, sibling conflict is inevitable because unlike other relationships, your kids don’t choose each other. They are “thrown into” a relationship. Some siblings have lots of conflicts, some have none. Some have conflict with one sibling and not another. But all siblings have conflict. There is a way to avoid it but […]

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Pull the Plug on Power Struggles

Ending the power struggles between you and your teenager, or any child is in your power! Yes, you the parent control arguments in your home. Isn’t that glorious news? You have conflict relief at your fingertips. As John would say, you can defang your teen and tweenager! What is the amazing defanging procedure? Read on.First, […]

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Effective Parents Act Like They know What They Are Doing

I’ve said it before, but it cannot be said often enough: The discipline of a child is not accomplished by manipulating reward and punishment.Yes, a child needs to understand that behavior results in consequences, but that understanding alone is not sufficient to grow a well-behaved, well-mannered child.Besides, whereas proper consequences will virtually guarantee proper behavior […]

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Parenting Hard; Raising Children Is Not

JOHN HAS DEVELOPED A NEW TALK! For the past ten years or so, John’s primary talk has been titled “Parenting with Love and Leadership.” It’s been hugely well-received and John will continue to do it upon request, but he’s recently developed a brand-new talk titled “Parenting Is Hard; Raising Children Is Not!” – a talk […]

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