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10 Secrets To Know You're A Good Working Parent To Your Kids!
How are parents to know they are doing the right thing for their children when they are working parents? Many parents feel guilty for the amount of time they are spending at work versus the amount of time they spend with their children. If you are questioning yourself, trust that you do need to take a closer look at what you are doing.
We all want to feel and know we are loved. Children are no exception. I believe that when we parents let our children know they are safe, secure, valued and loved, then they have the most precious thing we can give them.
As a working parent, here are ten ways to help you to know whether you are spending enough time with your children. If you don't recognize many of these or don't know what I'm talking about, you're in trouble!
1. You work to feed your family, not your ego.
2. Your own self-development has led you to be willing to devote your time to the development of your children.
3. You know that lots of money will never replace lots of love.
4. Lots of "stuff" doesn't ever replace lots of attention.
5. Lots of classes by the best teachers will not replace what you teach by your own design and actions.
6. Knowing and teaching your personal ethics and values to your children takes priority over teachers' or caretakers' ideas of the same.
7. The most valuable title you hold is that of "Mom" or "Dad."
8. Keeping and creating family traditions has renewed importance and appreciation.
9. Your child's laughter is the most precious music to your ears.
10. "Time out" is you taking some extra time to spend with your kids.
Copyright 2005 Eln Albert
An expert in Interpersonal Communications, Eln Albert works with those that want to be at their best when influencing others. A Professional Speaker and Author, these tips have been excerpted from her new booklet, 89 Magical Secrets To Know You're Doing Right By Your Kids. How To Get More Hugs And Kisses From Your Kids Than You Can Handle!
For more information on how to be the best influencer as a parent or a boss go to http://www.ElnAlbert.com. Check out other articles by Ms. Albert and subscribe to get her free "The Magic of Influence" e-newsletter.
Consistent Boundaries Makes Discipline Easier
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How to Teach Anger Management to Your Child
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I WONT DO IT! Tips for Working with the Oppositional Child
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Send the Kids Outside!
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A Legacy For Dakota
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Clean Slates and Fresh Starts
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The Value of Play
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Americas Public School System --- Brutal and Spartan
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Baptisms And Alternative Ways To Hold A Naming Ceremony
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Lets Protect Our Children
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How To Be Your Childs Sex Educator
The debate in many towns continues throughout this country about who should hold the responsibility of educating young people about sex and sexuality. On one side of the spectrum there are those who believe that parents and only parents should be teaching such sensitive and value-fill information to kids.
Are Public Schools Anti-Parent?
Some public schools try to turn children against their parents with scary classroom stories or lessons about child abuse. Public school authorities have increasingly decided that they are children's first line of defense against child abuse.
Blended Families Can Be Successful
Many families today are blending members from past relationships. It would be easy to give up when faced with all the conflicting methods of parenting and discipline that come to a family who has joined forces together.
Strategies to Help Boost Your Childs Self Esteem
Self esteem in an important quality for all children to have. As parents, you can help to boost your child's self esteem by following the steps below:Model good self-esteem: Express through your actions and words that you respect yourself.
Reincarnation: Sacred Children Series - 1 of 3
Many years ago, my children were raised on the various teachings and concepts of "magic" as I was studying different religions and spiritual beliefs. I had come across many metaphysical teachings woven throughout most of the different religions.
Selecting A Quality Day Care Center
Many working families choose a commercial or individual day care center to care for their child during the workday. We've listed important aspects of a daycare center's environment to evaluate when making your choice: Staff to Child Ratio.
Picky Eaters - The Dawn of Understanding
"In general my children refuse to eat anything that hasn't danced on television." (Erma Bombeck, 1927-1996)Once upon a time not so very long ago, you probably envisioned that your children would be good, healthy eaters while growing up.
Secret Of Your Genuis Child
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Revering the Crayon Marks
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