Adina’s Positive Parenting Tips

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The Sensitive Child: Helping Him Reach His Potential

"My child gets upset about everything, her kite string breaking, her friend not being able to come over, when her oatmeal is too hot...It is exhausting!" As we mentioned in our last few posts, when we discuss temperament and gain an understanding of how our children work, we can learn what triggers their bad behavior, and learn to manage the feelings that overwhelm them. Knowing a child's temperament can help us engage our children's cooperation in a way that truly takes their personality, their strengths and weaknesses into account. Instead … [Read More...]


Strategies To Manage The Persistent, “Stubborn” Child

Ever have a child who digs in his heels when he doesn't want to do what you ask him to do? What about the child who does not give up? The child who is outside in the backyard day after day until he has perfected that curveball. You might have what you call a "stubborn" child. However, as you know, at we like to use positive labels. So we will call him, "Persistent." As we mentioned in our last few posts, our goal in running this series on temperamental traits is to help us connect with our kids on a deeper level. We … [Read More...]

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Good Parenting: Your Intense Child

Is your child a drama queen? Does he play hard, laugh loudly and make a lot of noise? If you answered yes to the above. You most likely have an "Intense" child. In the past few posts we have discussed the topic of temperament to help us understand our kids better and how temperament impacts on parenting. We have already talked about the temperamental traits of introversion and extroversion. This post will highlight "Intensity." As in previous posts we will describe the characteristics of the temperament; identify triggers that can be … [Read More...]

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Learning To Appreciate Your Introverted Child

It is hard to appreciate our introverted kids because they seem so uncomfortable in social situations. They will not be convinced to kiss Aunt Ethel when she comes to visit and sometimes when they have a friend over, they will go and play by themselves leaving us to entertain their friend. But, if we understand how their minds work, we can learn to respect their needs and work with them to help them reach their potential. In our last two posts we introduced the topic of Temperament and we discussed the Extroverted Child. As you can guess, in … [Read More...]

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Learning To Appreciate Your Extroverted Child

In our last post we introduced the topic of Temperament. We said that understanding your child, starts with getting to know their innate temperament and personality.The more we learn about a child's temperament and personality, the easier it is for us to get along with our child, stop power struggles, connect with them in deeper ways and help raise them to meet their full potential. Not only that, we can gain a better appreciation of our own personalities and temperament and how it may or may not clash with our children. We can also learn … [Read More...]

Parenting Responsible Children

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Emotional Intelligence For Kids: Teach Them To Calm Themselves

                What is all this hype about emotional intelligence? Emotional intelligence is the new buzzword in education and parenting. Research has shown that it is an important factor in helping our kids have healthy relationships with their spouses, friends and co-workers. Adults who are emotionally intelligent are happier […]

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Whose Report Card Is It Anyway? Encourage Your Child To Take Responsibility For Their School Work

I remember the feeling of anticipation and nervousness in elementary school when report cards were handed out. I wasn’t the greatest student but I always did okay, A’s, B’s and once in a while a few C’s. Whatever I did get my parents were pretty cool about it. They knew I was an avid reader […]

Nurture Yourself

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5 Surefire Ways To Stop Losing It With Your Kids

Every parent messes up. We say things we don’t mean. We yell at our kids because we are tired. We sometimes blame our children for things they never did. We may accuse our children of behaving badly when that was never their intention. We act in a way that we swore we would never act. […]

Moms Have Got A Lot To Do: Manage Your Time Effectively

Sometimes I feel like my world is spinning out of control. There is always so much to do, laundry, grocery shopping, cooking and cleaning. In our fast paced world it is important to stop and think about effective ways to manage our time. Julie Morgenstern, in her book “Time Management from the Inside Out” advises […]