Communication

Happiness is a Decision

June 4, 2012
Happiness is a Decision

by Sara DeHoff Do you want your life with your kids to be more peaceful and joyful? Learn to see happiness as a decision. In this society we tend to think “If only I had more money, I’d be happy.” “If only he’d shape up, I’d be happy.” But happiness is a moment-to-moment decision we […]

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When is it appropriate to talk to your children about drugs?

May 21, 2012
When is it appropriate to talk to your children about drugs?

by Yegyan To prevent your children from using drugs, you want to talk to them about it as early as possible. In the Baha’i writings, one the principles is to keep one’s mind clear and free of intoxicants.  The more your child knows about a subject, the less mysterious it is for them. If you […]

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Do Not Be Content with Current Societal Standards

May 14, 2012

by Tom Hodges The benefit of not being content with current societal standards is that I am empowered to ignore some of the expectations of society. I am freed to live my life according to standards that I am comfortable with.  My children will see that I am not being hypocritical. Society, through media, education, sports, workplace […]

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How to Raise Children Who Can Take “No” for an Answer

April 18, 2012

By Joyce Batten Hardship makes character stronger, but we don’t care about that. Here’s how to develop children who can take “no” for an answer. For example, your child wants to go somewhere with his friends.  You say “no”.  He throws a tantrum, and says things like, “You don’t love me.”  “I hate you.”  “Everybody […]

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How to raise children who don’t lie

April 10, 2012

By Sue Kolbe A relationship with your children that is based on truth will give you children who don’t lie to you. My son will be getting his driver’s license soon. Once he starts driving on his own, I’m going to want to know where he is. I’ll need to know where he is, so […]

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How to be a Better Person

February 29, 2012

Do you want be a better person, to feel better about yourself? A good person is someone who is trying to be a little better each day. We all are in a different state so you cannot compare your self to anyone else. ‘Abdu’l-Baha* says “Little by little, day by day….” Identify something that you […]

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How To Deal With Tantrums

February 15, 2012
How To Deal With Tantrums

If you want a more peaceful life with your child, learn how to handle tantrums effectively. I want to talk with you about the idea of justice – being fair to oneself and others. If a child has a tantrum, he or she is exerting power in a negative way. Being fair to yourself and […]

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How to Consult with your Child

December 18, 2011
How to Consult with your Child

By Tom Hodges Do you want to open communications with your child? This is hard for many of us but it can be so important for the future. Getting your child to tell you his/her thoughts and feelings will open communications between you. Consultation begins with sharing our thoughts and feelings openly. Meaningful decisions can […]

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