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[11 Aug 2012 | | ]
Why Children Don’t Tell Parents The Truth When in Trouble

TweetShareWhy Children Don’t Tell Parents The Truth When in Trouble
 During a workshop, parents had a wonderful dialog as to why children don’t tell the truth when they are in trouble. It was amazing to know parents had some ideas to why their children held the truth from them. It’s was easy for parents to share their thoughts in small groups, but it’s not easy to share their feelings when interacting with their children.  Here are several parents’ perspectives as to “Why Children Don’t Tell Parents the Truth When They Are …

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[31 Jul 2012 | | ]
Number One Thing Parents Do to Push Their Teenagers’ Button

TweetShareTeenagers are awesome in so many ways because they are filled with energy that drives them daily in the decisions they make. Many teens are interested in making right choices but sometime the challenges of life weighs very heavily on them such as education, divorce, poor family relationships, and peer pressure.  There are times teenagers behave in certain manners which sometimes defile logic.
 However, the best approach to understanding the choices teenagers make is to develop an open and honest dialog as you build a relationship with them. In this blog, …

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[11 Mar 2011 | | ]
Parents Reflect on The Importance of Attending A Parenting Workshop

TweetShare I have decided to share with my followers the reflections of parents who attended a parenting workshop. The parenting workshop focused on strategies useful for parents to raise and build better relationship with their children. As a reader, I hope you will obtain additional insight on changes you might need to enhance your parenting skills as it relates to your family.  There are duplications but it was necessary to communicate what parents have in common.  I believe their reflections on parenting skills are beneficial to individuals with children and individuals that …

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[3 Mar 2011 | | ]
Simple Ways Parents Can Discipline A Teenager

TweetShareOne of the most challenging aspects of being a parent is disciplining a teenager when they have made wrong choices; especially when they have violated your trust.  Parents also struggle with who will be the disciplinarian when actually both should be. It is imperative that parents work in unison when it comes to discipline. If you don’t, the teenager will foster disagreement between their parents.
A teenager knows how to steal your heart with their eyes and pitiful looks when being disciplined.  Don’t give into the teenager unless you have strong …

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[26 Jul 2010 | | ]

TweetShareThis article was updated to include additional scriptures as well as an audio file.  Please see link at the bottom of article.
L.O.V.E (Life Line, Obsession (passion), Victory, Enhances
(1 John 4:7-21, Luke 10:25-37, 1 Corinthians 13:4-7)
Points to Ponder

You should always be prepared to respond to an unexpected question regarding eternal life (Luke 10:25-26).
Jesus expects you to love God with your heart, soul, strength and mind and to love your family and neighbors as you love yourself (Luke 10: 27).
There are people who will not show you love nor respect but will take advantage of you …

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[22 Jun 2010 | | ]
Parents Share Reasons They Love Their Children

TweetShareThis article is about parents sharing reasons they love their children. Each parent wrote, discussed and reflected on “Why do you Love your children?” The names were changed and their responses are listed below.

Ester’s Testimonial
1.      I love how they are spontaneous
2.      I love how creative they are
3.      I love how loving they can be and how they show it
4.      I love how they are there for each other.  They may have fights but in the end they have each other’s backs.
5.      I love to see them laugh together
6.      I love …

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[16 May 2010 | | ]
Parent Acknowledges She Never Wanted to Control Her Attitude

TweetShareThis post is about Shirley, a parent, who never wanted to control her attitude.  Shirley’s attitude negatively impacted her relationship with her children.
Shirley’s Testimonial
“The life skills workshop impacted my life because it helped me to learn how to control my attitude and temper. Before, I never liked to control my attitude.  Before learning to control my attitude, I would be frustrated with everything!  Now I don’t feel that way.  I am able to bask in the great feeling I have when I control my attitude. It makes me feel better. …

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[7 May 2010 | | ]
Reasons Some Teenagers Become Angry

TweetShareIt’s amazing how often people get angry because of negative situations that touch their feelings the wrong way.  During a workshop, parents and youth workers discussed the reasons teenagers become angry.  Their responses are listed below.
Why do teenagers get angry? 

Lack of attention
Lack of support to help encourage the teenager to improve or better self
Lack of positive influences in their lives
Feeling their parents don’t understand or trust them
Being grounded for making wrong choices
Being disciplined through use of a time out from their friends or school functions, through losing the privilege to …

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[10 Apr 2010 | | ]
Men and Women Comment on Anger Management Workshop

TweetShareIn this post, you will learn valuable information from comments adults wrote after attending an anger management workshop. Listed below are their responses to two basic questions:

What did you learn from the anger management workshop?
What will you do differently as a result of attending the anger management workshop?

Hopefully, you will use this information to reflect on changes you might need to make in your own life relating to anger and lack of self-control.
Question 1: What did you learn from the anger management workshop?

How to control my anger and temper. How …

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[30 Mar 2010 | | ]
Learn From Parents:  The Reasons Teenagers Find Themselves in Trouble

TweetShareIn this article, you will find a list of reasons teenagers find themselves in trouble. A group of parents, in small groups identified many of the reasons.  Hopefully, this information will help you identify issues you are facing with your teenager and to seek the help they need to address the issues.
Reasons Teenagers Find Themselves in Trouble?

Peer pressure
Their Environment
Parents not checking in on him or her
Added stress of being a role model to their other siblings in the home
Too much free time
Not enough supervision
Insufficient things to entertain themselves
To get back …