Parental Attitude

Do you have what it takes to be a parent? Most of us do, but sometimes we fall short of parental attitude. You may be a good parent, but what makes you a great parent? It’s your attitude!

It’s not impossible or improbable to have a great parental attitude. It only takes three motivational factors: don’t back down, don’t give in, and don’t give up.… [read more]

Destructive Parenting

Destructive Parenting

Most parent’s do it without even knowing they are doing it. Destructive parenting can cause havoc on your relationship with your child if you’re not aware you are a destructive parent. A destructive parent doesn’t listen, doesn’t communicate, doesn’t care, and doesn’t understand.

When a parent is stressed and overwhelmed it’s easy to fall into the destructive parent mode. This behavior becomes destructive parent syndrome and it’s difficult to break away from this negative parenting.

Every parent is guilty of this type of behavior because parent’s aren’t perfect, but the negatives can become positives with a different parenting attitude.

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Proclivity Parenting

parentingIt’s a new year which should mean you’re a new parent. As parent’s we tend to fall into proclivity parenting. We make our choices and the way we parent our habits.

It’s time to change the way you parent. It’s time to kick your old habit of parenting and start fresh. Your parenting proclivities need to change.

There are seven parenting proclivities parents need to change. These old habits are harmful not only to your child, but to you as a parent. You may not even realize you have these proclivities, but most parents have them.

1. Discouragement

2. Discombobulated

3. Disinterest

4. Discord

5. Discontent

6. Discourteousness

7. Disappreciation

These are dangerous proclivities in parenting. You are giving your bad habits to your child. In the new year you have to learn to be a new parent. You have to replace the bad proclivities with good habits.

The first thing you have to do is change the way you parent. Take the old proclivities are turn them into positive habits.

Your old habits can be dangerous to your child. If you are constantly in the dising state then your child will not believe in themselves. They will become dysfunctional and negative.

You have to turn the bad into the good. Turn the negatives into positives by changing your parenting proclivities.

Instead of discouraging your child encourage no matter the circumstance.

When you feel discombobulated find a way to renew your energy.

If you become disinterested in what you child is doing find a reason to have enthusiasm.

Discord can cause a rift in your relationship with your child. You have to show empathy toward your child.

It’s easy to get lost and unhappy as a parent. You can become discontent. You’re not only hurting yourself, but your child.  In parenting you have to be of good humor. Humor can fix anything.

No parent wants a rude child, but sometimes children learn from parents how to behave. If one of your parenting proclivities is discourteousness then that’s how your child will act. As a parent you have to learn graciousness. You have to learn bite your tongue.

If your child is never happy or satisfied whose vault is it? If you carry around the habit of  disappreciation then your child will pick it up. If you always complain even about the little things so will your child. You need a big dose of gratitude. This good habit goes a long way.

If your parenting habits have become negative proclivities it’s time for a positive change.

Celebrate Your Child’s Birthday By Giving the Gift of Savings

From the time your child is born, parent’s look forward to celebrating birthdays.

Those milestones indicate your child is growing up. During those birthday’s parent’s tend to go overboard with presents, but one of the best gifts you can give your child is the gift of savings.

The best way to start a savings account for your child is to open a birthday fund. Start with your child’s first birthday. It’s easy and simple to open a savings account. Most savings accounts for children only require a little money. Take their birthday money and add $25 to the account and you’re on the way to giving your child a gift that will keep giving.… [read more]

Parenting Tips for the New Year

2013 is almost over and for parent’s that means a new beginning. You can wipe the slate clean and start over.

Two great tips for the new year are to be thankful and thoughtful. As parent’s we make mistakes, but we can learn from the mistakes with two great tips.

Be thankful. Parent’s need to be thankful for the joy their children bring into their lives. Your child may get on your nerves or drive you crazy, but think of all the stuff you’d miss out on if you didn’t have your child. Be thankful for the little things. A smile or hug can brighten your day. The laughter of a child when you’re sad will cheer you up. Most important of all, be thankful you’re a parent. Parenthood is one of the most wonderful things to be thankful. You have a great kid who loves you unconditionally. Be thankful you can learn from the mistakes you may have made in the old year and can start fresh with a thankful attitude.… [read more]

Coping with Sensory Issues

Proclivities, most kids have them, but when you’re dealing with a child who has sensory processing issues it can be ten times magnified. How you deal with your child’s proclivities will determine how it affects their world. Kids who have sensory processing issues are over-sensitive to many things they can’t control.

For these children sensory issues are coping mechanisms. For parents it’s a daily nightmare because you don’t know what your child will do from day to day. Dealing and coping needs to be done with delicate diplomacy to stave off meltdowns.… [read more]