Parenting News You Can Use! September 23, 2014

Parenting News You Can Use!
September 23, 2014
Volume 8, Issue 39
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IN THIS ISSUE:
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Welcome!
1. I Think I Know Why You are Yelling
2. What to Do After You’ve Lost Your Temper
3. What Science Says about Using Physical Force to Punish a Child
4. Parenting Effectively and Respectfully
Redirecting Children’s Behavior Course Schedule for Fall 2014: see home page

Welcome!

Spanking is again in the news, and engaging in a national discussion on corporal punishment is very encouraging. We have never met a parent who enjoyed yelling or spanking, and neither yelling nor spanking are effective teaching tools. However, we all tend to do what our parents did until we make a conscious decision to do it differently. This issue of Parenting News is about what is underneath yelling, what to do after you’ve lost your temper, the impact of physical force in discipline, and things that you can do to bring more respect and peace to your parenting. Make home a safe place to land and make parenting peaceful and joyful.

Enjoy and read on!

1. I Think I Know Why You are Yelling

Janet Lansbury of Elevating Child Care writes, “If you’re yelling at your kids, you’re not alone. Yelling seems to have become something of a parenting epidemic. Some are even calling it “the new spanking”. Why are so many dedicated, intelligent, aware parents losing control?” Read Janet’s article here and get six possible answers to that question.

2. What to Do After You’ve Lost Your Temper

Author of The Child Whisperer, Carol Tuttle writes, “You said you weren’t going to lose your temper again, but you did. You feel terrible about it and guilty. You know that your children deserve a parent who doesn’t lose their cool, but sometimes, you’ve just had it. So what do you do now?” Read Carol’s article here (watch the video, too!) and you will find her answer.

3. What Science Says about Using Physical Force to Punish a Child

Physical punishment is definitely in the news as a part of a growing national discussion on spanking. What exactly do we know about the use of physical force with children? Based on the work of psychologist Elizabeth Thompson Gershoff who has spearheaded multiple studies on the topic, this article outlines the impact of spanking.

4. Parenting Effectively and Respectfully

To end the yelling and spanking means to start parenting more consciously. Not only will this improve your relationship with your child, but it will enhance all of your relationships. Taking a parenting course or participating in parent coaching can be beneficial in making that shift, and we encourage you to do that. Until you register for a course near you, here are fifteen ways to parent respectfully and effectively. This isn’t about ‘good behavior’. It is about a connected relationship and about your child becoming self-directing and self-regulating.

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