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Posts Tagged ‘parent’s role in child’s behavior’

Family Time: How to Do It Well

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By Mary Hockett, MA Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor 

Why is it that families are suffering from so much stress in our society today? Why are so many children anxious and angry? Why are parents so frustrated at their children? What is happening that teachers and social workers must meet moms or dads at the curb as they coax their child out of the car to get to their school classroom?… Read the rest →

How To Grow Your Child’s Distress Tolerance

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By Grant Stenzel, MS Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

distress tolerance“Parenting is hard.”

How many times have you heard that?

It’s completely true, of course. Good parenting is supremely difficult. But have you ever thought about why it’s so tough? There are lots of reasons, including having to put your own life on hold, spending much less quality time with your partner and, of course, the countless frustrations those adorable kiddos cause every day.… Read the rest →

The 5 C’s of Parenting a Child with Behavior Issues

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By Grant Stenzel, MS Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

behavior issues

When you buy a lawn mower, what comes with it? A manual. New car? Have a manual. Coffee machine for your house? You guessed it. Manual.

Know what doesn’t come with one? A new baby.… Read the rest →

Understanding Your Role in Shaping Your Child’s Behavior, part 2

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by Amy Churchill, LPC

In Part 1 of this article, I defined 4 important ways that parent can help shape their children’s behaviors: Validation, Reinforcement, Modeling, and Punishment. Now we will explore how these techniques can be used in real life examples. … Read the rest →