Archive for June, 2010


Parenting ‘Off-Piste’

In parenting, the prepared path is to parent the way we were parented because there is some familiarity with it and it is easier than going ‘off-piste’ or off the beaten track. Most parents are not parenting the way they were parented. Why? Because the primary style of parenting has been highly authoritarian parenting which is essentially focused on the domination and control of children using manipulation, shaming and corporal punishment as control tools. There are well documented studies that have conclusively demonstrated the toxic downsides to that style of parenting. There is a shift to authoritative parenting and many parents need help to make this shift as effective as possible.

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The Importance of Parental Encouragement and Support

As high school students contemplate college and attempt to navigate the challenges of high school life, parents must be clear about their role. The primary role of a high school parent is to consistently offer loving encouragement, support and guidance. Loving parents play a critical role in the development of the young adults who will succeed in college, career and life endeavors.

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Parenting Courses For New Parents

The downside of taking a course online is the lack of real interaction with other parents. Many online courses will offer message boards where parents can discuss different topics and chat with each other so for some parents that is enough while others like the idea of having people in your own communities to talk to.

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Attachment Parenting International – Eight Principles of Parenting

Attachment Parenting International has distilled the philosophy of attachment parenting into eight principles. These principles guide parents who want to develop and maintain strong emotional bonds with their children. This is the heart of attachment parenting.

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The Four Pillars of Parenting – The Foundation of All Great Parents

Do you ever wonder why parenting is so hard? Do you constantly feel lost and off balance? It is because you are lacking one or more of The Four Pillars of Parenting.

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