Parenting Styles

Posted on: February 25th, 2014 by raisingteenageboys No Comments

It is usual for parents to have various values, methods, and styles of parenting. This is normal, where in the typical relationship mum is the soft one and dad is the tough one. This can work well if you've an understanding and acceptance of this as complementary. I know that my children worked that one…
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Acknowledgement of Parents

Posted on: February 5th, 2014 by raisingteenageboys No Comments

We commend you as a caring adult in the life of your child or children and we honour you as a positive force in the world. For each of you reading this blog, there are many more parents stuck in a busy hand-to-mouth existence where the big picture often goes floating by. Many understand the…
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Our Assumption

Posted on: January 31st, 2014 by raisingteenageboys No Comments

You are not reading this blog by accident … you are here for a reason. Maybe you know this or maybe not. Maybe you think you know what you want here…and something else will emerge.   A favourite joke of ours is (from Woody Allen);   How do you make God laugh? – Tell him…
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Parenting Today – Part 2

Posted on: January 22nd, 2014 by raisingteenageboys No Comments

We hear from scores of parents that their own childhood was one of freedom, exploring their environment often for the entire day. Mothers seemed to say in harmony, as long as you're home for dinner or, come straight home when the streetlights come on. A magnificent innocence to these wonderful stories speaks of a simple…
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Parenting Today – Part 1

Posted on: January 15th, 2014 by raisingteenageboys No Comments

Many parents often refer to parenting today as an impossible task, throw their hands up in exasperation, and speak of feelings of giving up or being defeated. Often they are parents of teenage children. It is a challenging time and requires skills such as persistence and patience…and skills that have not been widely taught.  …
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