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Good Advice for Raising Children

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Consistency and patience are important when parenting young people. This guide contains good advice for raising children.
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October 25, 2010

When asking a child to do something that you want him or her to do, it is better to use a noun, such as "chair" and point to the chair rather than saying "sit" and pointing to the chair. The last one sounds like a command. I am researching the types of communication that helps children the most, including those with special needs.

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By Robyn Fed from Hampton, TN

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By 4 found this helpful
February 28, 2013

Ingredients:

  • 1 grassy field
  • 1/2 dozen (or more) children
  • several dogs (and puppies, if available)
  • 1 brook
  • several pebbles

Steps:

  1. Into field, pour children and dogs -- allowing to mix well.
  2. Pour brook over pebbles til slightly frothy.
  3. Cool children and dogs slightly in brook.
  4. When dry, serve with milk and freshly baked gingerbread cookies.
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October 17, 2005

When my first child was born nearly 30 years ago, I was given a plaque. On it was a guideline for raising children. Something like "Children become what they learn. Example: A child raised with criticism learns to become critical. A child raised love learns to become loving..."

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Can anyone help me locate this?

Thanks,
Doris from TX

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October 17, 20050 found this helpful
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Children Learn What They Live
By Dorothy Law Nolte, Ph.D.

If children live with criticism, they learn to condemn.
If children live with hostility, they learn to fight.
If children live with fear, they learn to be apprehensive.
If children live with pity, they learn to feel sorry for themselves.
If children live with ridicule, they learn to feel shy.
If children live with jealousy, they learn to feel envy.
If children live with shame, they learn to feel guilty.
If children live with encouragement, they learn confidence.
If children live with tolerance, they learn patience.
If children live with praise, they learn appreciation.
If children live with acceptance, they learn to love.
If children live with approval, they learn to like themselves.
If children live with recognition, they learn it is good to have a goal.

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If children live with sharing, they learn generosity.
If children live with honesty, they learn truthfulness.
If children live with fairness, they learn justice.
If children live with kindness and consideration, they learn respect.
If children live with security, they learn to have faith in themselves and in those about them.
If children live with friendliness, they learn the world is a nice place in which to live.

Copyright © 1972 by Dorothy Law Nolte

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