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Setting Limits

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.