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Three Stages of Adolescence

Three Stages of Adolescence

Dr Scott Turansky “We need help!” Mitch and Melinda have three kids, and their oldest son is now thirteen years old. “He’s developed an attitude, argues with us constantly, and creates all kinds of tension in our home.” These…
Lying-and-Conscience-Devleopment

Lying and Conscience Development

Dr Scott Turansky As a preschooler’s brain develops, the imagination takes an important role, forming the basis for creativity. While much of the creativity is helpful, one of the common side effects is a child’s ability to lie. Children…
Morning Routines

Morning Routines

Dr Scott Turansky Getting ready in the morning can be a great training time for children. Many things need to get done and the same routines are typically repeated day after day. With some strategic planning on the part of parents, kids…

Setting Limits on Technology

Dr Scott Turansky There’s no doubt that there are many benefits that come from our technological world. Information can be accessed at the press of a button. Game systems can keep kids entertained both at home and in the car, and texting…
Disappointment

When Kids Can’t Accept a No Answer

“The answer is no.” How does your child respond to that statement? Handling disappointment is part of life and knowing how to respond well to limits is part of maturity. But some children have a difficult time when…
Training-Vs-Correction

Parenting Game Changer: Training Vs Correction

If you’re doing a lot of good parenting but your child isn’t changing, then it might be time to think differently. That’s not to say you’re doing something wrong, but your child likely needs a different approach. Many…

The Power of Time

God has designed a parenting tool that’s often overlooked. It’s the tool of “Time.” But it’s not just any kind of time. It’s a strategic use of hang-out time between a parent and a child. Those times happen. We just need to…
Parenting Shifts

The Need for Parenting Shifts

Bobby is twelve years old. All of a sudden he’s resisting Mom at every turn. Her instructions lead to debates and arguing. Bobby used to be so pleasant and cooperative, but now the tension in their home is growing. Something needs to…

Can You Be a Friend to Your Child?

“I was surprised by my son’s words and I didn’t know how to respond to him,” explained Tara. She was confused. “I told my four-year-old, Austin, to take a Break. He wasn’t responding to my instructions and we had exchanged some…
Building Internal Motivation

Build Internal Motivation

Parents often tire of prodding kids to start moving. They ask the question, “How can I get my child to do things on his own without me having to push him along?” The answer is to build internal motivation, but that can be complicated,…