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Improving Family Communication – Part 2

What makes family communication worse? Criticizing or using a voice with contempt Using hot button words: always, never, you, should Dismissing, blaming, shaming, threats, exaggerating, defensiveness, teasing , silent treatment Using too many words Not validating other person’s experiences Having unreasonable expectations Being critical or condescending Name calling Using closed ended questions – answers are […]

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Improving Family Communication – Part 1

Positive family communication is highly desired, and yet sometimes it is hard to achieve.  Search Institute, a non-profit, non-sectarian research foundation whose mission is to get important child development information out to parents, reported in their Search Institute Profiles of Student Life: Attitudes and Behaviors survey [self-assessments] of almost 150,000 6th- to 12th-grade youth in

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Parenting Styles and Research on Authoritative Parenting – Part 3

  Before World War II, most parents used the Authoritarian Parenting Style. After World War II after all of the terrible things that happened, people asked how else they could treat people of different religions and countries of origin. People then began to ask how else they could treat senior citizens and people with disabilities

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PARENTING STYLES AND RESEARCH ON AUTHORITATIVE PARENTING – PART 1

  The following information is from: http://www.extension.umn.edu/family/partnering-for-school-success/modeling/parenting-styles/ and Positive Discipline by Jane Nelson. Parenting Styles “There are four basic styles of parenting. Although parents at one time or another use all the parenting styles they tend to primarily parent using one approach. The parenting styles represent a combination of two elements: parental warmth, which is

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