WHEN IT COMES TO CHILD BEHAVIOR: EVERYTHING HAPPENS FOR A REASON: The Little GOOD PUPPY Parenting Guide Book for Growing Good Kids

An introduction to the GOOD PUPPY Behavioral & Emotional System for children, ages 3 to 9. A guide to improving parenting through awareness, motivation and the understanding of emotions.

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SENSITIVITY: HELP CHILDREN QUESTION RULES UNTIL THEY UNDERSTAND THEM

Sensitivity builds trust and reinforces bonding. When children feel understood and respected they feel confident with who they are.  Awareness of their limitations will put you more in tune with their personalities and help you find the best way to communicate with them.

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ATTENTION: GIVING CHILDREN WHAT THEY NEED

Like the warmth of the sun, think of attention as the nurturing energy radiating from your eyes. Now think of your emotions as the frequency selector. Some stations are harmonious, raising spirits. Others exude negativity and limitations. Before you pay, give, or focus your attention on your child, your spouse or anyone, even yourself, check the station you’re tuned into.

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COMMUNICATION: AVOIDING JUDGEMENTS & TABOOS TO BUILD CHILDREN'S TRUST

Patience, sensitivity and attention become a two way street in communication. From “what” to say to “how” to listen, communication is the lifeline of the family unit. A family that communicates well builds healthy, solid bonds that provide children the safety they need to develop self-confidence. Avoiding judgments and taboos creates a trusting environment, which allows children to openly discuss their feelings and ask questions freely.

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CONSISTENCY: AN ESSENTIAL PARENTING SKILL

Consistency equals stability and is a key and defining factor for the solid structure children seek. Imagine that structure as an invisible house. If you tell the child that the door is here and the window is there, and where the walls are, the child can imagine the invisible house and play along. The clearer you make that invisible house, the easier it will be for children to adjust to it and find their place within it.

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RECOGNIZING YOUR PARENTING STYLE: EXPECTATIONS & NURTURING

Beliefs and attitudes towards raising a child make up a parenting style. How high parents’ expectations are, how responsive and nurturing parents are, how much freedom children are allowed, define a style.  Since a parenting style is not something we choose, but a result of our own awareness, our own history, capacity and values, distinguishing your own style will help improve your parenting. To quickly assess each parenting style we have rated them based on the four simple descriptors mentioned.

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