Category Archive for 'Parent Tips'

A goal needs a plan

Thursday, September 16th, 2021

Originally posted 2016-12-10 06:48:44. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

A healthy way to solve problems

Thursday, September 9th, 2021

It might be funny to watch a dysfunctional family on TV, but it’s not fun being a part of one, says Love and Logic in a recent article. Researchers have studied what makes families happy and healthy, and one important discovery has been who family members talk to when the have problems:

  • In healthy families, Mom talks to Dad when she is upset with Dad.
  • In unhealthy families, Mom talks to the kids when she is upset with Dad.
  • In healthy families, Dad talks to Mom when he’s upset with Mom.
  • In unhealthy families, Dad talks to his friends when he is upset with Mom.
  • In healthy families, Junior talks to Dad when he wants something from Dad.
  • In unhealthy families, Junior talks to Mom when he wants something from Dad.
  • In healthy families, Junior talks to his teacher when he doesn’t understand an assignment.
  • In unhealthy families, Mom and Dad talk to Junior’s teacher when Junior doesn’t understand an assignment.

The pattern is probably clear by now. Healthy communication involves going directly to the party involved in the problem, rather than involving a third party. The shortest distance between two points is a straight line, and quickest way to a solution means going to the person involved. Read the whole article here.

Originally posted 2017-04-13 13:35:36. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Don’t let your problems multiply!

Thursday, September 2nd, 2021

In the movie, Gremlins, Billy gets an interesting pet from his father with some specific rules. One of them is, “never get him wet.” Later Billy gets careless and his one pet Mogwai turns into six! And everyone who’s seen the movie knows how that turns out. If Billy only had solved his problem when it was small. He could have kept water far away. He could have told his dad about his screw up and got some help with all the extra pets. But instead, he tried to ignore the problem and pretend nothing had happened. Later, his one problem turns into 50 crazy Gremlins destroying his town!

Even though we won’t be fighting Gremlins anytime soon, our regular problems act the same way. We either solve our problems when they are small, or they will multiply! Turn in a library book on time, or pay a fine. Follow the speed limit, or pay a ticket. Get to work on time, or get docked some pay. Turn in your cursive on time, or use your recess to finish. Sometimes students have to learn this lesson the hard way as they ignore or miss a limit and have to pay a consequence. Eventually they will learn to be proactive and get after their problems before their problems get after them!

Gremlins (2/6) Movie CLIP – Multiplying Mogwai (1984) HD

Gremlins movie clips: BUY THE MOVIE: Don’t miss the HOTTEST NEW TRAILERS: CLIP DESCRIPTION: Billy (Zach Galligan) and Pete (Corey Feldman) watch as a wet Gizmo spawns five more creatures. FILM DESCRIPTION: “Don’t expose him to bright light. Don’t ever get him wet. And don’t ever, ever feed him after midnight.”

Originally posted 2018-10-01 17:29:03. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Ask what’s missing

Thursday, August 26th, 2021


Originally posted 2015-12-19 07:13:07. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

The value of losing

Thursday, August 19th, 2021

“…Loving parents allow their children to develop winning skills by allowing them to experience disappointments, make small mistakes, and experience the natural and logical consequences. Shielding them from all of life’s hardships sends the message that they aren’t strong enough to cope with their losses. Loving them through their sadness allows them to win every time they lose.”

Read the rest here.

Originally posted 2012-03-07 07:14:40. Republished by Blog Post Promoter