Category - Challenges and Solutions

Common behavior problems that children exhibit and solutions that address the cause.

Using the Circle of Blessing with Kids

This tool is a Christian parent's best friend. With it, you will be able to clearly communicate to your children what their behavior reveals about their heart and what they need to do to enjoy the blessings that come from obedience. Free printable included!

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Solutions for Your Kid’s Messy Room

Is there a "mess-maker" in your house? If so, you are not alone. Here are some practical tips on how you can guide your child to a neater room and help him keep it that way. We will also consider personal temperament as an important factor in this issue.

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What You Can do About Tattling

Not all tattles are created equal! Knowing what your child is after when he or she tattles will help you intervene effectively. Here we will go through some of the most common tattles and what you can do or say in response.

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A Great Training Tool for Christian Parents

Changing our children's behavior is important, but addressing the heart attitudes behind those behaviors is what will create the lasting change we are looking for. Here we will go over our original parenting tool, Heart of the Matter Parenting Cards, what they are and how to use them with your...

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Display of Inadequacy: Children Who Give Up

Helpless, hopeless kids who give up easily are said to demonstrate a display of inadequacy. If you have a child who just can't seem to live up to his own expectations, there are things you can do to help. You will learn the difference between praise and encouragement as well as the most effective...

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4 Goals of Misbehavior

Dinkmeyer and McKay wrote an excellent parenting book entitled, The Parent's Handbook. This post kicks off a four part series on the underlying motivators of misbehavior using the typology set forth by the authors of this book.

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