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Setting Limits

5 Examples Of Ultimate Self-Care

Gina DeLapa | Posted 10.12.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Gina DeLapa

A few thoughts on what 'ultimate self-care' folks do differently:

Why I Praised My Kid For Threatening Me

Sarah MacLaughlin, LSW | Posted 04.08.2016 | Parents
Sarah MacLaughlin, LSW

After getting myself calm, I could see his threat for what it was -- just a threat -- and an indicator that he was stuck in his emotional brain. He was not rational, but, he hadn't spiraled into a full-blown meltdown, either.

Five Signs that You've Lost Yourself (and Your Integrity) in Your Relationship

Jenni Bevill | Posted 10.09.2016 | Women
Jenni Bevill

That's why I've put together this short list of signs to watch out for. If you answer yes to one or more of these questions, then you may be losing yourself in your relationship.

The Car Ride From Hell That Didn't Really Bother Me

Tosha Schore, M.A. | Posted 09.07.2016 | Parents
Tosha Schore, M.A.

I could write you all the details of the high-pitched screams, the hitting, pinching and the pushing (all in the back seat), but that would be way too overwhelming and annoying.

It's Gotta Be Screen Time Somewhere

Wendy Sue Swanson, MD, MBE, FAAP | Posted 08.06.2016 | Parents
Wendy Sue Swanson, MD, MBE, FAAP

"Screen time" is an issue layered with complexity. Parenting during this explosive device development era demands simple rules and dictums for limiting their use. No question, this is gonna take practice. No reason not to start now.

Should Parents Be Charged For Their Children's Obesity?

Diana Grycan | Posted 04.22.2015 | Parents
Diana Grycan

As a mother and grandmother, I have found that punishing rarely accomplishes what we want. I believe that this is true for all people, young and old.

How Often Do You Say 'No' to Your Child?

Tosha Schore, M.A. | Posted 02.10.2015 | Parents
Tosha Schore, M.A.

In actuality, setting limits is a gift to our children. It shows them that we are taking responsibility for keeping them safe. It's a sign to them that we are there to help them mediate the chaos of this world.

What To Do When Your Child Swears At You

Tosha Schore, M.A. | Posted 01.04.2015 | Parents
Tosha Schore, M.A.

Moving towards our kids is so important -- even more so in those moments when we feel it's the last thing we want to do.

Rules for Post-Prom Parties

Dr. Ruth Nemzoff | Posted 07.22.2014 | Parents
Dr. Ruth Nemzoff

Prom time is an opportunity to begin transforming your relationship with your child in preparation for their fast-approaching adulthood.

5 Effective, Tactful Ways to Say 'No!' to Overeating

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susan Albers

Picture this. You are at a holiday party. A relative pushes a humungous piece of pie topped with whipped cream into your hands and says, "Have another piece, it's a holiday after all. You can afford to eat more." How do you respond when you are really not hungry? Try these tips:

Setting Limits, 'Funly'

Ron Culberson, MSW, CSP | Posted 11.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Ron Culberson, MSW, CSP

My favorite example of setting limits was a company that was chasing a vendor that had not paid its bill in nine months. The company finally sent another invoice, and wrote: "Your invoice is now nine months overdue. We have carried you longer than your mother did." The bill was paid in two weeks.

In the Digital Age, Moderation Is Key

Rahil Briggs, Psy.D. | Posted 03.11.2013 | Parents
Rahil Briggs, Psy.D.

The debate continues to rage on as to the true role technology is playing in young children's lives, with informed "experts" on both sides claiming the superior stand. Maybe it's the easy way out, but how about everything in moderation, especially for younger children?

8 Resolutions for Managing Kids' Media in 2013

Common Sense Media | Posted 03.10.2013 | Parents
Common Sense Media

Like most people, my New Year's resolutions include eating better and exercising more. But there's something else I want to get better at: managing my kid's media and technology.

Parents Taking Control

Michael M. Osit, Ed.D. | Posted 02.19.2013 | Parents
Michael M. Osit, Ed.D.

Kids have an inordinate amount of power and control in their families. Many parents seem unwilling to be the authority, take control and be firm with their kids. It's as if parents are afraid of "damaging" their kids or their relationship with them if they say, "no."

8 Ways to Unplug Your Holidays

Common Sense Media | Posted 02.17.2013 | Parents
Common Sense Media

An outright ban on digital devices won't win your kids' respect -- or compliance. But with a little planning and intentional involvement, you can balance your family's tech activities with much-needed face time. Here's how.

5 Reasons 'My Kids Are My Whole Life' is a Stupid Thing to Say

Leslie Irish Evans | Posted 06.01.2012 | Parents
Leslie Irish Evans

Motherhood is, by its very nature, a "giving" job. We give physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually to our children. But we need a sense of proportion and limits when it comes to our kids.