Posted on January 28, 2016 by confidentparentsconfidentkids
“Wouldn’t it be awesome if every toy in the world were one dollar?” exclaimed my son, E yesterday with great enthusiasm. “Then,” he went on, “I could buy everything on my wish list with the money in my piggy bank!” “Hmmm. Let’s think about that.” was my response. “What if?” I eagerly await those opportunities …
Category: Building a Positive Family Environment, Modeling Social and Emotional Skills Tags: Beliefs about money, Culture, Emotions and money, Empathy, Families and money, Family conflicts, Family stress, Happiness, Healthy relationship with money, Inner resources, money, Parenting, Responsible decision-making, Self awareness, Social awareness, Teaching kids about money, Well-being
Posted on May 21, 2015 by confidentparentsconfidentkids
“Our Mom wasn’t like other Moms.” a twenty-something daughter of my mentor recalled. “As kids, when we were doing something crazy, she wouldn’t yell. She would get so quiet.” “And she moved really slowly.” added the thirty-something sister. “We called it her strange calm.” “And I guess it worked because we were weirded out by it …
Category: Building a Positive Family Environment, Modeling Social and Emotional Skills Tags: Conflict, Constructive response, Emotional drama, Emotional safety plan, Escalation, Family stress, Impulse control, Nonviolent protest, Pause and reflect, Self discipline, Self-management, Sibling fighting, Silence, Strange calm, Strange calm technique, Tone of environment
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