PCA 2020

Parent Connection

Keep Your Cool - 25 Alternatives to Yelling

For many parents, yelling has become a normal part of our daily routine. But recent studies show that harsh verbal discipline may be as harmful as physical punishment, especially for adolescents. Moreover, when mom and dad yell often, children of all ages are likely to tune out our reprimands and requests. So what is an overwhelmed parent to do? Next time you feel the urge to yell, keep your cool - and maintain a positive connection with your kids - by resorting to one of the following alternatives instead.

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Positive Discipline: Improving Behavior with Natural Consequences

Read on for age-by-age guidance on putting natural consequences to work for your family - naturally.

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How to Nurture Your Marriage When You’re Busy Raising Kids

Your marriage (or your adult partnership) is the foundation upon which your entire family is built. If your relationship is strong, your family will be stronger. Your life will be more peaceful. You’ll be a better parent and quite simply, you’ll have more fun in your life. Even if you believe this, it can be hard to put your adult relationship in the position of importance it deserves. Yes, being a parent can get in the way of your relationship, but you don’t want to let it flounder until the kids are older and you can ‘get around to it’!

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Sick with Worry?

“Children are resilient. They’ll be fine.” Have you heard that response before? But when your child comes home from school crying and saying they hate school, it’s time to check in with them to see what’s really going on.

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