Sometimes the harder we try to solve a problem with a child, the worse it gets. For example, when we nag children to hurry and get ready, they drag their heels. The more we demand, the more they will resist. The good news is that there are better ways to solve parenting problems! If you find yourself getting stuck in your interaction with a child, consider the following.
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A new parenting study led by BYU professor Ali Crandall finds that the greater emotional control and problem-solving abilities a mother has, the less likely her children will develop behavioral problems, such as throwing tantrums or fighting.
Many parents are forgetting to treasure their children in all moments; even during stressful times. Emotions cloud judgement and cover truth, which cause parents to focus on the wrong treasures: time, quiet, work, money, speed, power, etc. How can families stop warring and start valuing each other when stress sets in?
Quarreling and bickering among siblings are painfully common in family life. How can parents prevent contention between their children?
This is part 2 of my interview with Kristen Jenson, founder of Protect Young Minds, and the author of the children's book, "Good Pictures, Bad Pictures." In this episode, we continue our discussion about how to protect children from the harms of pornography and give parents action steps they can begin taking immediately to help their children.
“Why do I have this child? I think you sent her to the wrong mom. Why don’t I have a husband to partner with and to have my back when this happens?” My list goes on and on. I cry and plead and whine with Heavenly Father. He’s used to this. It’s my daily morning ritual. Perhaps you've been there too.
Why is it so easy for women to admire their own mothers, but fail to admire themselves for their own efforts as mothers? In case you are feeling that you are "just a mom", this new video from the Church will help put things in perspective.