Parents should teach their kids about gratitude and giving — before opening their gifts. Here are five tips to consider before the kids start ripping the wrapping paper and unraveling the ribbons, in Dr. Dan Peters’ “5 Ways to Manage Your Child’s Gift Expectations” on PSYCHOLOGY TODAY.
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The holidays are an opportunity to pause and be grateful for family and to reflect on another year coming to an end. By following these five steps, you will focus on what is most important to you, keep things in perspective, and be good to yourself and your family. Learn more in “5 Steps To Managing Stress During the Holidays” on HUFFPOST PARENTS.
What we say matters. It matters because our kids care what we say (even if they say they don’t), and they internalize the messages they hear from us and incorporate them into their internal sense of self. Learn more from Dr. Dan in “Sometimes Praise Is Exactly the Right Thing for Kids,” on Mom.me, a parenting community focused on motherhood.
Parenting is not about getting it “right” and there is no way to be a “perfect” parent. Parenting humbles us and tests us in ways we couldn’t have imagined. There is no manual for your child or how to best parent her. There is no grading system or report card. Learn more in “5 Steps to Be an Aware Parent” on HUFFPOST PARENTS.
Did you know that there are “types” of parenting styles, and different parenting styles tend to produce different outcomes? Are you parenting like your parents parented you? Are you repeating things you told yourself you would never do to your own child? Learn more in “What Type of Parent Are You?” on HUFFPOST PARENTS.
Dr. Dan Peters offers five things to tell your children post-election, in “Trump Won, Hillary Lost, Now What?” on PSYCHOLOGY TODAY. Now that the election is over we all have to be strong – for our children, for our colleagues, for our country. Don’t let fear win. Choose hope. That way we ALL win.
What did you feel like when you were growing up? Did you feel accepted and understood? Did you feel like an outsider? Did you have people who got you? Did you have a place where you felt you belonged? Our experiences as children guide our parenting beliefs, which determine our parenting behavior. Learn more about how your prior experiences as a child impact your parenting in Dr. Dan Peters’ guest blog post on Gifted Homeschoolers Forum.
Our children are our greatest teachers. Dr. Dan Peters had his oldest child tested for learning issues — and in an instant, became the same kind of parent as his clients. Learn how focusing on yourself is one of the best things that you can do for your child in “Children With Special Needs Need Special Parents” on PSYCHOLOGY TODAY.
Most of us enter the job of parenthood with no formal training and little preparation. However, we come to the parenting journey with years of personal experiences. These experiences are primarily given to us by our parents, family, and caregivers. Become aware of how your past influences your current parenting skills in “The Art Of Parenting” on HUFFPOST PARENTS.