Teaching Children Self-Regulation

One of parents' most important responsibilities is helping children learn to govern themselves. According to experts, the best parenting combines firm expectations and reasonable freedom for children to make their own choices. When parents provide a good balance between rules and freedom, children learn to act responsibly of their own free will, even when parents aren't around. Options, Not Commands Children have an inborn desire for independence, and wise parents respect and respond to th...
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Teaching Children Money Management Skills

Has your child ever thrown a temper tantrum at grocery check-out when you said no to a candy bar? If so, you are not alone. Most parents have experienced these frustrating moments when they are tempted to indulge their children to keep them happy. The Family: A Proclamation to the World states that parents have a sacred duty to provide for their children's temporal needs. These needs include basics for survival, like food, shelter, and clothing; they may also include other nice things lik...
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