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How To Use Empathy and Appointments To Change Your Child's Behavior

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How To Use Empathy and Appointments To Change Your Child's Behavior

“Television can be videotaped but children are best raised live and in person.” - Frank Sesno, Emmy award winning journalist and Dad of 3.  Also known as "Mr. Breakfast" (to his kids at least!) Will you go out with me? Will you marry me? Do you want to have kids? The questions we ask each other have the power to change the course of our lives forever.  In this interview with Frank Sesno, an Emmy award winning journalist and author of Ask More, we draw upon Frank’s experience as a father and an expert questioner to figure out how we can use...

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5 Steps To Stop Your Child's Whining

5 Steps To Stop Your Child's Whining

1.  Have a think about when your child whines.  What happened immediately before your child started whining?  Or that day? Could it be that your child is tired or sick? Could it be that your child was trying to get your attention and couldn't?  If you notice patterns in causation, try to put processes in place to avoid these triggers.   2.  Be clear and be consistent.  Tell you child that you would love to address your child's needs, but you expect him or her to ask in a nice voice.  When your child whines, say "I would love to help...

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Work and Parenting Balance: The Best Resource For Working Parents

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Work and Parenting Balance: The Best Resource For Working Parents

You can listen to our interview in full on our iTunes podcast here or a direct download for all devices here. Daisy is a busy mom of 2 and an expert in helping working parents achieve satisfaction and fulfillment in both their careers and their personal life, particularly those in high pressure,very demanding careers.  She is a pioneer of publishing parenting articles on the Harvard Business Review and resides with her husband and children in the bustling New York City.   What's the best resource for working parents? Daisy says, "Every working parent has a great resource around them and that resource is other working parents.  If you...

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Your child: why we need to ask what's the source?

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Your child: why we need to ask what's the source?

What's the source?I was excited to read an article titled "Research Says: Leave the Kids, Take a Trip" as we are super into reading scientific research on parenting and childhood development over here....Also, I'd love a scientific reason to take an adult only trip.Alas, the author quotes research from Travelocity to prove her point.  Why does this matter? Because Travelocity (the source) is a travel company, seeking to promote people to travel.  It's inherently biased advice and thus the arguments for why we should take an adult only trip are suspicious.This is why we look at the sources behind the...

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Your child: how to embrace pain and change for growth

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Your child: how to embrace pain and change for growth

"Pain plus reflection equals progress" - Ray Dalio Who the heck is Ray? He's Dad of 4 and also founder of Bridgewater (a financial firm), which has about $160 billion under management. When we keep doing the same things day in and day out, we do not grow, we do not evolve.  It's when we experience pain, embrace it, reflect upon it and note how to make that pain better, that we become better.  We can help our children do the same. We can ask, "Why do you think.... you felt sad? .... your sister is upset?.... your teacher asked you...

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