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Storytelling in Families




Telling stories draws family members close to each other. Family stories keep families connected and chronicle their history. Susan Engel (1999) writes: “We all want to know who we are and how we came into our world. And we each learn … Continue reading

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Family Routines and Rituals




Family rituals and routines bring families closer together. As I share stories in the part of my blog called It’s All Bubba’s Fault! you hear a lot about the rituals and routines that have been so important to me and my … Continue reading

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Principles of Raising Healthy Children




1.   Encourage the child 2.   Avoid punishment and reward 3.   Use natural and logical consequences 4.   Be firm without dominating 5.   Respect the child 6.   Induce respect for others 7.   Induce respect for the rights of others 8.   Eliminate criticism … Continue reading

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