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How To Pick a Pet For Your Child - Why Your Kids Should Have a Pet Part 1 of 12

How To Pick a Pet For Your Child - Part 1 of 12 Why Your Kids Should Have a PetMost parents will, at one time or another, be asked by their children if they can have a pet of some sort. Kids and pets go together like ham and eggs on a Sunday morning. Most people agree that [...]

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Loving Your Teen In Spite of Themselves - Part 7 - Letting Go & Being a Cheerleader

Loving Your Teenager (In Spite of Themselves) - Part 7 of 7 - Letting Go & Being a Cheerleaderby © Judith Tramayne-BarthLetting GoRealize you do not own your child, you just have them on loan for eighteen years. If you have done your job (parenting) correctly, they should be ready and able to leave your nice [...]

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Loving Your Teenager (In Spite of Themselves) - Part 6 of 7 - Firm Yet Gentle - Holding Them Accountable

Loving Your Teenager (In Spite of Themselves) - Part 6 of 7 - Firm Yet Gentle - Holding Them Accountableby © Judith Tramayne-BarthBe Firm Yet GentleEvery now and again even the best teen makes a wrong choice. They did not think past A and B and arrive at C. For instance:Your teen goes to a [...]

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Loving Your Teenager (In Spite of Themselves) Part 5 of 7 - Make a Date (this works best for sons)

Loving Your Teenager (In Spite of Themselves) Part 5 of 7 - Make a Date (this works best for sons)by © Judith Tramayne-BarthBoys in general don't like one-on-one sit down in your face talks. It makes them nervous. If you get anything out of them, it will be one syllable or less, maybe [...]

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Loving Your Teenager (In Spite of Themselves) Part 4 of 7 - Make a Date (this works best for daughters)

Loving Your Teenager (In Spite of Themselves) Part 4 of 7 - Make a Date (this works best for daughters)by © Judith Tramayne-BarthWith all the hormonal changes going on in your teen's life, sometimes they get "owly" for no good reason. This is the time to make a date. And say it exactly that way, "We [...]

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​Loving Your Teenager (In Spite of Themselves) Part 2 of 7 - Sense of Humour

Loving Your Teenager (In Spite of Themselves) Part 2 of 7 - Sense of Humourby © Judith Tramayne-BarthSENSE OF HUMOR is so important, especially when your little sweetheart is ranting, raving and having a _ _ _ _ fit for no reason other than you are breathing in their space. Yes, you can choose to let them [...]

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Loving Your Teenager (In Spite of Themselves) Part 3 of 7 - Volunteer to Drive

Loving Your Teenager (In Spite of Themselves) Part 3 of 7 - Volunteer to Driveby © Judith Tramayne-BarthSteps Which Soften Teen YearsVolunteerDuring the early teen years, before your teen gets a driver's license, volunteer gracefully to take and pick-up your teen and their friends from their social events. Think of yourself as a chauffeur. Quietly drive [...]

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​Loving Your Teenager (In Spite of Themselves) Part 1 of 7 - Keep a Positive Attitude

Loving Your Teenager (In Spite of Themselves) Part 1 of 7by © Judith Tramayne-BarthIntroductionThis blog is written for those of you who didn't stop to think thirteen years and nine months ago. Because you didn't, you are now faced with this alien being commonly called a teenager. So what do you do to survive the next five [...]

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The Disadvantages of Poor Self-Confidence

The Disadvantages of Poor Self ConfidenceSynopsisA child with poor self-confidence will almost certainly have a much more challenging life than that of a confident child. Having good confidence causes a person to have certain traits in their character while having low self-confidence creates negative traits in people’s characters.The following blog will give you a few [...]

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Why It's Important to Teach Your Child Responsibility

Why It Is Important To Provide ResponsibilitiesSynopsisResponsibilities in life are very important for a child, especially when it comes to building their confidence. You must be realistic with the responsibilities you set for your child because you do not want to doom them to failure. Setting responsibilities that are too difficult may result in failure which will further lower your [...]

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