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SEVEN GOLDEN RULES
have children's attention when talking and give them all the
information necessary to do what is expected, appropriate to their
level of understanding.
the right information so children know what you want. Provide feedback to let children know they are on the right
track to help the desired behaviour get repeated.
is necessary but not sufficient.
To facilitate healthy self-esteem provide generous amounts of
valuing, opportunities to develop competency, opportunities for doing
good deeds, and structure.
the rod, but not the consequence.
It is OK for children to pay for behaviour that is
unacceptable, potentially dangerous or harmful.
offers a process where both sides can come away winners.
Sometimes parents have to remember to let go a little.
aware of how you are interacting with others in the home.
Children are more aware than we sometimes realize.
Children will always learn more from what we do than what we
say. Parents are not
really gods. Sometimes
parents need help too.
beyond the immediate scope of the family also impact heavily on
children's development. To
help our children, we must also work to create a better world.
Direnfeld, MSW, RSW
information on Direnfeld's book, Raising Kids Without Raising Cane,
20 Suter Crescent, Dundas, ON, Canada L9H
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