Parenting Young Children with Behavior Problems

Some children present special parenting challenges. We often label them "difficult," "disobedient," or even "bad." These children don't intend to try their parents but rather are born with a challenging temperament. Unfortunately, most young children with behavior problems provoke negative reactions from adults. These reactions tend to make the child's behavior worse, starting a harmful pattern that can continue throughout a child's life. Constructive reactions, on the other hand, can ...
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Fostering Moral Behavior in Children

With rising youth violence, increasing peer cruelty, coarsening of language, a declining work ethic, diminished personal and civic responsibility, escalating dishonesty, growing ethical illiteracy, and growing disrespect for parents, teachers, and other legitimate authority figures, one wonders if too little emphasis is placed on morality among the young. According to a number of scholars, the answer is a definitive yes. Among the most vocal and widely respected of these voices is Harvard...
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Guiding Your Children

The Family: A Proclamation to the World places the responsibility of guiding children squarely upon parents. Among other things, the Proclamation directs parents to teach their children to love and serve one another, to keep the commandments of God, and to be contributing citizens of the world. Guiding children without being coercive or controlling is extremely important and can be very challenging. How can parents do this successfully? According to parenting scholars Craig Hart and Ll...
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Disciplining With Love

The Family: A Proclamation to the World counsels parents to bring up their children in love and righteousness. Among the greatest challenges parents face is persuading children to comply and treating them with loving direction when they don’t. According to parenting scholars, parents use three major approaches to win their children’s compliance: coercion, love withdrawal, and induction. Parents who use coercion attempt to force their will on their child through hostile or severely puni...
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Why Does God Want Me To Go To Church?

[Note:  This article gives us a good basis for attending church, but it also says something valuable about how parents can guide their children - Editor] By Emma Lu D The above title asks a great question.  For me, I began to find the answer when I was six years old.  I remember the day - a lazy Sabbath day with the summer sun beginning to ride the horizon. The scene opens on my neighbor’s front porch.  I recall playing with friends and having a great time.  I was straddled across the ...
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