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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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Triangulation & Scapegoating

Triangulation & Scapegoating: Interactive Concepts Dyad relationships (mother-father) are unstable systems in families that form a triangle (mother-father-child) when under stress. “Triangulation” is a common pattern for all of us. Take for example, two friends, each will turn to a third friend to gain their point of view in a conflict. The question is, when […]

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