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Parenting Strategies for All Ages
Meri Wallace LCSW
Parents and children are naturally feeling anxious. Going over practices that will keep your children safe can help.
Criticizing naturally developing sexual behavior sends the message that it is bad
Children get the message that you care when you are able to apologize.
You can help your kids overcome the challenges of being siblings, no matter how far apart they are in age.
Every time you repair a situation in this way, your close bond is restored.
The more aware you are, the more even-handed you can be.
Twins can benefit tremendously from their experience if you give each child enough attention and encourage their unique identities.
Are you demanding too much of your only child?
The goal is to raise your child to feel equally loved and self-confident.
Every person is different, but we are all the same.
I have enough love for both of you.
Provide reassurance and optimism to children of any age.
Being the secondborn has its challenges.
Helping your child to express their anger is crucial. Here's what you can do if your child expresses suicidal ideation.
Explaining the dynamics and teaching her the skills to cope will help your child overcome her difficulties with cliques.
Memories of your childhood wounds can surface.
An independent child will feel more secure in himself and take more risks.
There is no magic wand that can get your child to listen.
Bringing early birth order experiences into awareness is a key for parents to respond more objectively.
The family has enough love for all of its children.
Grown-ups can help their kids adjust to a divorce by keeping their children’s feelings as the primary concern.
Your communications and behavior can help your firstborn child feel loved and supported.
The goal is to give your children the feeling that it's okay to want.
Affection, verbal reassurance and spending time alone with each child helps kids grow up feeling equally loved.
Your most important job is to help your child to grow up feeling self-confident, independent, and capable.
Identifying children with problems and giving them the help they need, can change the course of events.
A joint understanding and a recognition of the urgency, can bring about a positve resolution
The world, and life, become disorganized and terrifying.
Whether parents are royalty, or not, there's much that they can do to help the youngest child.
If you want your child to be respectful, treat him, your family, and others respectfully.
Meri Wallace, LCSW, is a parenting expert and child and family therapist.