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Monthly Archives: March 2023

Keeping Families Strong

By Joey and Carla Link March 22, 2023 What identifies your family? Why is this important to know? “Identity” is the qualities, beliefs, personality traits, appearance, and/or expressions that characterize a person or group. In sociology, emphasis is placed on collective identity, in which an individual’s identity is strongly associated with the group memberships (family) […]

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Parent Encouragers

Joey and Carla Link March 15, 2023 Praise and encouragement are far better motivators to get your children to do what they are supposed to do than discipline and critical words. When you praise your child, you are showing him/her your approval for something he did. When you encourage your child, you are giving him/her courage to do something he needs to do, and you cheer him on […]

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Be Positive!

By Joey and Carla Link March 8, 2023 It is easy for parents to focus on the negative side of parenting. Being negative in our parenting is when we continuously point out what our children are doing wrong such as: “Why can’t you get ready on time?” “When are you going to do what I tell you to do?” “Stop […]

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“Please” “Thank you” and “I’m Sorry”

Joey and Carla Link March 1, 2023 How often have you heard a parent say to their child, “Now what’s the magic word?” before giving the child something he/she wants? Teaching your toddlers to say or sign “please” and “thank you” seems to take forever. Why is that do you suppose? In light of all the other things you work on […]

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