• Limit Setting

    The Season of “Gimme”

    Dr. Donna Housman       

    The holidays can be a stressful time for all of us, but there is hope in finding the joy of the season for you and your children, when we practice limit setting. To avoid an inevitably overwhelming time of indulgence, children need consistent and firm limits during this season of “gimme gimme...please." Limit setting is one of the most...

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    Watch “When our Heads Say ‘No’ But Our Hearts Say ‘Yes’: Setting Limits With Our Children”

    Jonathan Sommer       

    So often our kids' plans and agendas may differ from or clash with our own.  This can result in tears and/or tantrums.  Parents often wonder if these differences can be dealt with in ways that result in a positive outcome. Limit setting can help! Learn how to listen to your kids so your kids will listen to you by watching this...

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    Secrets to Success: Bedtime Belligerence

    Dr. Donna Housman       

    I am continually impressed with how loving and dedicated most parents are in wanting to raise their children in the best possible fashion. Raising children is difficult, while raising healthy, socially aware, and well-behaved children is one of the great challenges of life.  And, lest it be forgotten, there is no degree, on-line certification, or...

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    Secrets to Success: Limit Setting

    Dr. Donna Housman       

    Your child comes to you, right before dinner and excitedly asks, “Can I have one cookie please? “.  You respond, “No sweetie, not before dinner” and she asks, starting to become defiant “Why not?  Just one!?” and you stay strong and respond with “Because it will spoil your dinner”.  She questions again “Why!?” and you...

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