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The Power Of Praise

The Power Of Praise

The power of praise is often overlooked. It’s something we know we should do when working with children, and it’s talked about frequently, however, making a conscious effort to praise more than correct is not usually our first response in teaching our children. Smarter Parenting suggests that praise should be given 4 times more than […]

Role-Playing For Children’s Development

Role-Playing For Children’s Development

All of the behavior skills on Smarter Parenting involve Role-playing which means the topic of “how do we Role-play, what can I Role-play” is a frequently asked question. The good news. You can pretty much Role-play anything to help your child’s development! No, we’re serious! Just a few things you can Role-play are: how to […]

Zero Discipline Parenting Methods for Parents Tired of Time Outs

Zero Discipline Parenting Methods for Parents Tired of Time Outs

Some parents approach child discipline with the thought that “this is going to hurt me more than it hurts them.” But this sentiment prompts a pretty fundamental question about parenting and discipline in general: Whether it comes from a traumatic time-out, a smack on the bottom, or parental self-recrimination, why does anyone have to get […]

Who Comes First – You Or Others?

Who Comes First – You Or Others?

Some people look at human interactions primarily in terms of what’s in it for them personally, some in terms of what they can do for themselves and others. Of course, people don’t always fall into one extreme or the other. If you sort only by self, you become a self-absorbed egotist. If you’re involved in […]

How To Find A Life Coach You Love

How To Find A Life Coach You Love

Life coaching — what we here refer to as Results Coaching— can be an incredibly powerful tool for achieving your most important goals. For the best results, make sure you’re honest with your coach about your learning style, preferences and personality. The more clear they are on your needs, the better your experience will be. […]

Actionable Steps to Build a Positive Money Mindset

Actionable Steps to Build a Positive Money Mindset

It’s no question that the modern entrepreneur community has become fascinated with wealth consciousness and money mindset. What used to be deemed as “woowoo hippy” content—something I would even admittedly roll my eyes at—is now considered mainstream and essential to an entrepreneur’s toolbox, making every online business owner rethink the importance of mindset work in […]

Essentials for the Art of Appreciation

Essentials for the Art of Appreciation

“Appreciation can make a day, even change a life. Your willingness to put it into words is all that is necessary.”  —Margaret Cousins   Appreciation means to increase in value. Although we understand the concept of appreciation in the financial sense, increasing the value of others is not as clear. Rather than talk about the how-to’s, let me describe the necessary […]

Why Parent Need Behavior Skills

Why Parent Need Behavior Skills

What are good parenting skills, and what is so exceptional about behavior skills specifically? These are questions that every parent asks. Even the “experts” in childhood development continually come back to these questions to find the best solution for children. For parents, these questions usually arise when a child is behaving negatively and a parent […]

Things You Should Never Say To Your Child

Things You Should Never Say To Your Child

After my daughter had interrupted my sewing project for what felt like the hundredth time, I said one of those things you should never say to your child, “Go away so I can finish this!” Her countenance went dark and I immediately tried to back pedal and undo what I had said. Unfortunately imperfect moments […]

Myths About How and When to Give Children Chores

Myths About How and When to Give Children Chores

  Household chores help children learn responsibility and develop good work ethic. Studies have even suggested that chores are correlated with better outcomes in school and future employment. But the subject of chores can get downright emotional. For instance, parents who ask too much of kids may become frustrated by unfinished work. On the other hand, […]