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Jill Hasstedt
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Too;s for Your Parenting Tool Box - Dealing with Tantrums.
The Ministry of Information was formed by the British Government during the Second World War. They were appointed by the British Government to design morale boosting posters that would be displayed across Britain during the testing times ahead. One poster w...
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Tools for Your Parenting Tool Box - Chores.
Chores  or "Contributions" let a child know that they are an important part of the family.  They teach responsibility.  They also teach other important values such as service to one another, sacrifice, kindness, doing a job well the first time and more. Lif...
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Tools for Your Parenting Toolbox - Sharing Control Through Choices
If you or your child (or both) have a high need for control then learning to give choices and share control could be one of the most amazing tools you ever use.  (It works great in extended family relationships and in customer service situations too!)  Shar...
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Tools for Your Parenting Tool Box - Leading with Empathy
Old,  primitive tools are what we use when that's all we have.  But acquiring some "Power Tools" gives you more options!   Love and Logic helps you move towards parenting "without anger, lectures, threats, or warnings (primitive tools)!" Rally. Today's Powe...
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Tools for Your Parenting Tool Box - Law of the Instrument
The Law of the Instrument refers to over reliance on a familiar tool!   "If you've heard this statement, "I f all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail " then you've heard about this law.  (Sometimes it's attributed to Abraham Maslow but the fi...
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Statements you can enforce...
Enforceable statements  put you in control.  Some options. Are they fighting over the TV remote? Simply take it and say, "Children who make my ears hurt by fighting over the remote get to play outside." Oh man, children who share the remote get to keep watc...
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Chores 3 Getting Ready for Summer
Use Enforceable Statements  that say what you will do not what the child should do. Feel free to join me on the deck for a Popsicle as soon as they toys are picked up off the living room floor. Kids who pick up their own clothes get to keep them. I take kid...
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Chores 2 Getting Ready for Summer
How about this...basic chores must be accomplished as well as a few other healthy activities before screen time is allowed.  They get to choose what to do and when to do it. It's enforceable.  Parents can model the same behavior.
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Summer and Chores 1 - Love and Logic - Back in Gear!
Well. I've been off task for a good many months but I still love Love and Logic so it's time to get in gear!  If you are in the Metro East of St. Louis join our Metro East Love and Logic group here . Here's a few quick Love and Logic tips on getting kids to...
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May/June 2015 News!
Tuesday May 26 St. Clair Township Road Commissioner Skip Kernan has
asked me to pass this information along:   “The Railroad plans to close the crossing on East B
Street Road at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, May 26. It will be reopened by 8 a.m. May 27.
Please take an...
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