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Family Meetings

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In my work as a parent educator, I often hear parents’ frustration over getting their children’s cooperation in negotiating family problems. One of the most effective ways to improve communication and cooperation is through family meetings.  Aletha Solter, an internationally acclaimed developmental psychologist and author of The Aware Baby and Tears and Tantrums, writes: I highly recommend family meetings for those parents who want to become less authoritarian with their children without becoming too permissive.  Weekly meetings provide a forum in which family members can resolve conflicts in a truly democratic way. Anyone can bring up a problem, and everyone… Continue Reading


Posted by Admin on April 16, 2013

Raising Your Daughter with a Positive Body Image

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Parents Tips
Preteens & Teens
Raising Girls

Poor body image is epidemic among girls and women in this country: 94% of women report having a negative body image and wanting to change something about their bodies, and 98% think negatively about their bodies at least once a day. How you can ensure that your daughter has a healthy relationship with her body now and throughout her development? Role model:  How you feel about your body has direct impact on how your daughter will feel about hers. If you are constantly trying to change your body and expressing frustration, dislike, or criticism about your appearance, you are sending a… Continue Reading


Posted by Holly Pedersen on November 12, 2012

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