Short and Sweet Parenting Tips

Short and Sweet Parenting Tips

Are you a carpool mom, a dual-income family, or a mama with a gaggle of toddlers hanging on you? Then you know the importance of those little pointers you pick up from your friends. Valuable gems that you can incorporate into your parenting, one at a time. ‘Short and Sweet Parenting Tips’ are precisely that. In each 5-10 minute segment, you’ll glean a new idea (or a fresh take on a tried-and-true one). Mull it over. Get creative. Tweak it to fit into your unique family dynamic. With a dose of humor, a quirky perspective, and a lot of heart, Anne Hanovich will help you “win the war without the battles”. You’re just one good tip away from being a better mom (or dad).

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June 30, 2021 7 min

How can parents help transition their graduating teenager into supporting themselves? Donna Bartee shares her wisdom on how empower your young adult while coaching them through this experience. 

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Veteran Mom, Donna Bartee, shares her approach to transition teenagers from an allowance to real-life earning, saving and spending.  

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Is your youngster ready to start having a little spending money, but not quite a full-blown allowance? The nickel jar combines a money-earning system that also encourages good behavior. (If you are interested in the optional Kids Activity, see previous episode #49B.) 

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Is your youngster ready to start having a little spending money, but not quite a full-blown allowance? The nickel jar combines a money-earning system that also encourages good behavior. (For the kid’s activity, you will need paper; crayons, markers, or colored pencils; optional: masking/painters tape) 

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This Fall, Short and Sweet Parenting Tips will dive deeper into topics that are sometimes difficult to bring up in normal conversations with other parents. We will coach parents in a way that covers these tough issues from multiple angles, so that you can feel informed and decide what is right for your family. Have a subject you’d like covered? Please share in the comments! Have a friend who might be interested? Spread the word and...

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June 9, 2021 6 min

“The List” allows your child to purchase big-ticket items without giving them more money that might be spent on impulse buys. It also rewards your kiddo for saving money. (If you are interested in the optional Kids Activity, see previous episode #48B.) 

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“The List” allows your child to purchase big-ticket items without giving them more money that might be spent on impulse buys. It also rewards your kiddo for saving money (For the kid’s activity, you will need masking tape) 

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A guide to helping coach your kids through spending choices, and ideas on how to develop systems where your child is responsible for their purchases. Plus, Anne will walk-through conversations to have with your kids at the store. (For the kid’s activity, you will need streamers/crepe paper and masking tape – masking tape alone will do) 

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A guide to helping coach your kids through spending choices, and ideas on how to develop systems where your child is responsible for their purchases. Plus, Anne will walk-through conversations to have with your kids at the store. (If you are interested in the optional Kids Activity, see previous episode #47B.) 

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Establishing an allowance for your kiddos has the potential to reduce whining and begging at the store, as well as cultivate responsibility, healthy spending habits, and self-esteem. This episode also covers other sources of income like chores, grades, and gift money. [music credit: bigmanjoe] (If you are interested in the optional Kids Activity, see previous episode #46B.) 

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Establishing an allowance for your kiddos has the potential to reduce whining and begging at the store, as well as cultivate responsibility, healthy spending habits, and self-esteem. This episode also covers other sources of income like chores, grades, and gift money. [music credit: bigmanjoe

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Use your children’s 5 senses to neutralize stress and help your kids reset. Learn easy ways to help your kids work through emotions or frustrations in a way that will bring peace and laughter to your home. (If you are interested in the optional Kids Activity, see previous episode #45B.) 

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Use your children’s 5 senses to neutralize stress and help your kids reset. Learn easy ways to help your kids work through emotions or frustrations in a way that will bring peace and laughter to your home. 

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Learn how to avoid defining your children by specific roles or character traits, and how putting specific expectations on your kids can add stress. Don & Gina also cover autonomy and how encouraging your kids to make decisions can protect them as they grow by teaching them independent thinking. (If you are interested in the optional Kids Activity, see previous episode #44B.) 

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Learn how to avoid defining your children by specific roles or character traits, and how putting specific expectations on your kids can add stress. Don & Gina also cover autonomy and how encouraging your kids to make decisions can protect them as they grow by teaching them independent thinking. 

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Is yelling or punishment the only way your kid will listen? Tune in for alternatives like setting expectations, using positive discipline, redirecting, and cultivating problem-solving skills to prevent undesirable behaviors in the first place. (If you are interested in the optional Kids Activity, see previous episode #43B.) 

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Is yelling or punishment the only way your kid will listen? Tune in for alternatives like setting expectations, using positive discipline, redirecting, and cultivating problem-solving skills to prevent undesirable behaviors in the first place. 

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“Communication is either a driver of anxiety or a reducer of anxiety”. Don and Gina are back to share strategies to communicate with your kids in a way that diffuses anxiety and minimizes frustration. (If you are interested in the optional Kids Activity, see previous episode #42B.) 

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“Communication is either a driver of anxiety or a reducer of anxiety”. Don and Gina are back to share strategies to communicate with your kids in a way that diffuses anxiety and minimizes frustration. 

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Therapists Don and Gina are back to discuss the importance of respect in a parent-child relationship, and how parents can cultivate this. Respect is a foundational aspect as we move forward in future episodes on helping parents reduce anxiety during the pandemic. (If you are interested in the optional Kids Activity, see previous episode #41B.) 

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