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Creating a Conflict-Free Zone for Your Child During/After Divorce

It is important for parents to know, if their children are going to succeed after divorce, it is their job to protect the children from parental conflict and allow them to enjoy close relationships with both parents.  A buffer zone, away from the conflict free zone where the child and parents interact remains neutral, where […]

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How to Get to Know Yourself

Behavior traits and tendencies are good things to be aware of when it comes to knowing one’s self.  The Uffe Elbaek’s public opinion barometer is a good starting point.  Keep in mind that you will be subject to these four perspectives: how you see yourself how you would like to see yourself how others see […]

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Common Sense Parenting

Effective Praise: Remember to praise small steps in the right direction, too! Show your approval. Describe the positive. Give a reason. Reward. (Optional) Preventive Teaching: Practicing what to expect can help to prevent problems before they occur. Describe what you would like. Give a reason. Practice. Corrective Teaching: Avoid nagging and criticizing when your kids […]

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Optimal Family Structure & Function Indices

Optimal Family Roles: Roles are repetitive patterns which delineate the structure and maintain the family interaction process. 1.  Clear differentiation exists between the roles of parent, child, and spouse. 2.  Roles may be shared, reversed, or changed, depending on the situation. 3.  New roles can be tried out or old ones modified. 4.  The roles […]

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Skunk Family

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