teaching children responsibility

How To Avoid the “Gimmies” at Christmas

Have you ever heard these words after a child opens a thoughtfully-given present: “Is that all?” It’s time to raise children who are less selfish and less disgruntled with the gifts they receive. How can you raise generous, gracious children who think more of others than themselves? Tis the season to start and here’s an article to get you going.

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These 5 ways to avoid the “gimmes” with your kids this Christmas are spot-on sage advice.


Parenting Styles and Procrastination

Are you so bugged by kids who never seem to get things done on time? Do they drag their feet or “forget” their homework? Your parenting style may be teaching or pushing them in that bad direction. Learn how to stop nagging and why your parenting style matters.

I follow the first interview that lasts 1 hr. on Procrastination on the Matt Townsend show on June 9, 2014. After that topic, I discuss with Matt the research behind parenting styles that predict child procrastination. It’s a great show!

Listen now.