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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Teaching Children Democratic Citizenship

"We call upon responsible citizens and officers of government everywhere to promote those measures designed to maintain and strengthen the family as the fundamental unit of society." (The Family: A Proclamation to the World) What Is Democratic Citizenship? Citizenship is simply legal status in a country, but democratic citizenship involves much more. It demands becoming informed about issues that affect you and participating with others in determining how society will resolve those issues....
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Parents as the First and Foremost Teachers

The Family: A Proclamation to the World states that "parents have a sacred duty to rear their children in love and righteousness." Many of today's scholars support this statement. From the earliest preschool years, the way parents teach and rear their children is critical to their children's development throughout life. Mom and Dad, that means that your children's education doesn't begin when they go off to kindergarten. It begins in your home--with you as the teachers, even if you are no...
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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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How Can We Grow Closer to Those We Love?

By Kimball B. A little over a year ago, I returned home from college. Summer had just begun and my plans were to start working, save up some money for the future, and then go from there. It was tough for me to leave college because the friends I made there were some of the best friends I had ever had in my life. Once I stepped off the plane and moved back into my old bedroom, I didn't see too much of a point with picking up my old job again and working when I was perfectly fine with staying hom...
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