Kids Who Desire World Domination

Do you know a strong-willed child? Someone who wants to run the show and lets everyone around them know it? Here are some words of wisdom:

Avoid getting on the same level

Kids with this personality will do a variety of things to bring us down to their level…or actually reverse the roles. These include arguing, nasty looks, passive resistance, etc. Remember: If a child can pull me into a debate or argument, I am no longer the parent.

Establish privacy boundaries

These children feel entitled to be involved in every conversation and every activity. When they aren’t, they create chaos to bring the focus back to them. “This is our time” or “This is a private conversation between your mom and me” or “You may stay with us as long as you aren’t interrupting” are very important boundaries.

Let your authority outlast theirs

Many children train their parents to stop setting and enforcing expectations. They do so by arguing, screaming, or yelling every time a limit is set or something is asked of them. No matter how difficult it may be, please show them that you will remain loving and strong. You’ll never regret this.

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Originally posted 2015-12-16 16:36:22. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

The Secret to a Well-Behaved Child: Regular Bedtime

Young children who don’t have a regular bedtime behave worse than kids who go to sleep at the same time each night, a new study suggests.

British researchers found that both mothers and teachers rated 7-year-olds who had inconsistent bedtimes as being more hyperactive than their better-rested peers, and as having more social, emotional and conduct problems.

The results also revealed that behavior grew worse the more years a child spent without a firm bedtime. But the good news is that children’s behavior noticeably improved when they switched to a scheduled bedtime.

The study also linked having an earlier bedtime to better behavior. If you’re looking for a strategy to try at home to address behavior, a consistent or earlier bedtime might be worth considering.

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Originally posted 2013-10-14 07:18:32. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Learning is a train

Learning is a train, get on board.

Originally posted 2020-09-17 14:12:04. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

5 ideas for motivating boys

All Pro Dad has a good article about motivating boys at school and home. If you have a boy that sometimes needs a little “kickstart” to work on homework, chores, or responsibilities, here are some ideas:

1. Treat boys like boys.

2. Bring Back Recess.

3. Make sure they’re thirsty.

4. Encourage.

5. Take the Goodies out of His Room.

Read the rest of the article for an explanation of each point.

Originally posted 2014-01-21 09:10:38. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Fail better


“Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.”

– Samuel Beckett, writer

Originally posted 2015-03-21 08:47:30. Republished by Blog Post Promoter