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The Making of a Hive — Discover

Amy Wallen fights the urge to flee: “Between the drywall and the redwood siding, their hive hummed. ‘It was warm to the touch,’ she said. I pictured her hand on the pulsating wall.

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TO PRAISE OR NOT TO PRAISE? PARENTING TIPS ON EFFECTIVE PRAISE

Toddlers thrive on applause, but as the child grows and thinks more clearly too much praise creates two problems: entitlement and narcissism.

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Too much praise creates what some call “praise junkies.”  The  child grows dependent on the praising adult to define good and bad.   749 more words

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Use Rating Scales to Teach Your Child What Matters

Knowing what matters keeps decision making on track. Teaching children how to rate things keeps them on track.

How to practice  Emotional Fitness Training’s Rating Exercise: 842 more words

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How to Use Shame as a Parenting Tool - Six Tips

You or a child doing something really bad? Shamed? Shame is designed to get you back on track. Sadly, it doesn’t rate what is  worthy of shame. 888 more words

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WHEN NOTHING ELSE WORKS WITH A TEEN - 10 TIPS

Parenting a teen whose behavior is unacceptable? Nothing working to improve things? Not even hugs?  Laugh if you can and then read on.

This does not mean letting go of concern or love for the child. 1,936 more words

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TIPS TO STOP WHINING IN ITS TRACKS

Remember Wendy Whiner as played by Gilda Ratner on Saturday Night Live? We loved to laugh at her, but a whining child imakes us want to whine.   576 more words

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Give Your Child An Emotional Life Saver - A Pet

A WordPress Daily Prompt asked “What was your favorite plaything as a child?” Mine was not a thing, mine was my dog. Lady was her name.  600 more words

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