arenting News You Can Use! February 2, 2016

Parenting News You Can Use!
February 2, 2016
Volume 10, Issue 5
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IN THIS ISSUE:
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Welcome!
1. One Small Change in How You Talk to Your Kids Can Lead to Greater Success
2. Words that Build Resilience
3. When and How to Intervene in a Sibling Fight
4. Eight Sex Positive Things You Can Say to Your Kids that Have Nothing to Do with Sex
5. Redirecting Children’s Behavior Course Schedule Spring 2016 (see home page)

Welcome!

How you talk with your kids – the words you choose, your focus, and your tone of voice – has a profound impact on your children. In this issue of Parenting News we address talking with children in four articles with topics that range from developing a ‘growth mindset’ to speaking ‘sex positively’. You will gain encouraging and empowering words to use!

Enjoy your journey and read on!

1. One Small Change in How Your Talk to Your Kids Can Lead to Greater Success

In this article from Upworthy, you will be introduced to a ‘growth mindset’. It is basically what distinguishes the effects of praise and encouragement. A growth mindset, like encouragement, means using words that focus on your child’s effort rather than on the end result, which could be the score of the game or a grade. Encouragement and the growth mindset allow a child to feel confident and capable. Read all about it here.

2. Words that Build Resilience

Resilience, or the ability to bounce back from setbacks, is a wonderful trait. This article from Fatherly discusses how to talk with your children to help them build their resilience so that they persist, recover, and thrive amidst adversity.

3. When and How to Intervene in a Sibling Fight

Dr. Laura Markham of Aha! Parenting has insightful suggestions for determining when and how to intervene in a sibling fight. The words you use and your tone are vitally important in teaching your to resolve conflicts peacefully. Read about it here.

4. Eight Sex Positive Things You Can Say to Your Kids that Have Nothing to Do with Sex

In this article from Romper, writer and mother Jamie Kennedy says “As a parent, I am already doing my best to encourage sex positive attitudes in my children, who are 4-years-old and 19 months — despite the fact that they have absolutely no idea what sex is, and I don’t have plans to get into what it is with either of them any time soon. No, this is not a contradiction, and it’s not hard to do.” Read how she is doing that and why it is important.