Parenting

The Power of Respect: Feeling Disrespectful

May 19th, 2011 | By
The Power of Respect: Feeling Disrespectful

By Karen Ryce Q:  “I’ve been reading your column, and I like a lot of what you say. Most of the time I think I am a respectful parent, but not always. Sometimes I really don’t feel like being respectful. What can I do then?” V.H., Briceland, CA A: When you are feeling frustrated, disappointed,
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YOUR CHILDREN – TAKING AWAY THE CHILD PREDATORS ADVANTAGE-

Nov 15th, 2010 | By

By Derek Mathews and Yusuf Muhammad It was during World War II that the term “latch key children” was used in this country. Fathers had gone off to war, and mothers had to work to support the WAR and their families. The children would go home with keys on chains, ribbons, a piece of string
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Troubled Teen? Help NOW!

Nov 9th, 2010 | By

By Karen Ryce What is the single most important goal to set to guarantee successful helping? Mutual Respect. If you want to help your troubled teen, it’s got to start with you. You must be respectful first. Make respect your bottom line. Make respect your foundation. Decide that, starting now, you are determined to be
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The Power of Respect: Willful Disobedience

Nov 2nd, 2010 | By

  By Karen Ryce Q:  “How do you keep respectful when your children are being willfully disobedient?” C.Z., Briceland, CA           If you let yourself get ruled by your emotions in these situations it can be very, very difficult to stay respectful. It’s hard enough to stay respectful when your children disobey you, it is
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The Power of Respect: Whining and Tantrums

Oct 20th, 2010 | By

By Karen Ryce Q:  “What do you do when your child is whining and throwing a tantrum?” D.M., Briceland, CA A:  When people whine or throw tantrums, they are only doing their best to get their needs met. Like many unpleasant situations, it is better to prevent this type of behavior than to try to
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The Power of Respect: Road Trips Can Be Fun

Oct 15th, 2010 | By

By Karen Ryce Q:  “We’re going to be doing a lot of driving during our vacation this summer. Do you have any suggestions for making this easy and enjoyable?” T.S.,  McKinleyville, CA A:  First, it is important for ease and pleasure that your family be used to negotiating mutually agreeable solutions to any disagreements. This
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The Power of Respect: Post Office Behavior

Oct 13th, 2010 | By

By Karen Ryce Q: “I was in the post office last week and there was a mother with two young children, one about two and a help, and the other maybe three and a half. The children were running wild, knocking over the waste paper baskets, screaming. The mother stayed in line, but was trying
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The Power of Respect: Parental Guilt

Oct 6th, 2010 | By

By Karen Ryce Q:  “What do you do about your guilt and remorse over past parental mistakes?” J.D., Briceland, CA A:  Forgiveness. It can help to remember that at the time, given who you were, given the information you had, given your circumstances, you did the best you knew how.           Now with different information,
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The Power of Respect: Money and Children

Sep 29th, 2010 | By

By Karen Ryce Q:  “I want my son to have money. What do you think is a good way to go about this?” D.M., Briceland, CA A:  There are many good workable possibilities. As an example of options, the late, great family therapist, Virginia Satir, once figured out more than 250 ways to wash dishes
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The Power of Respect: Getting Started

Sep 15th, 2010 | By
The Power of Respect: Getting Started

By Karen Ryce Q.  “We’ve read some of your columns. We’ve never treated our children any different than our parents treated us, but we’re considering trying out some of what you’ve said. Our oldest daughter is nine, our son is six and our youngest daughter is three. We have no idea how to get started.
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