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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Have I Done Any Good in the World Today?

By Elana B The title of this post is one of my favorite hymns (text and music by Will L. Thompson 1847-1909), and I had the privilege of knowing a man who embodied this ideal—he sought the good in everything and everyone. He was doing good by finding it, looking for the good in everyone he met.  And no surprise—he always found it!  Not only was he positive about people—I never heard Martin say anything bad about anyone (and his wife, Gladys, confirmed that behind-closed-doors he was no differen...
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