How to make this school year a success for your children

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  • Mom7 Lehi, UT
    Aug. 13, 2012 10:47 p.m.

    ....And where does it say she doesn't support her child's interest?!? Did we read the same article about the same people?

  • Mom7 Lehi, UT
    Aug. 13, 2012 10:40 p.m.

    Tigger, did you actually read this article? It hardly says that she is trying to solve a problem by simply buying multiple sets of clothing. In fact, wasn't that the whole point of the article? She's trying to instill responsibility in her kids - teaching them that there are things in life that they need to be responsible for and natural consequences that come with their actions. Are you suggesting we should just let our kids be who they are an not try to guide them and influence them and reward them for being better? Starting with small things like this makes it so that her kids can build a good foundation before they move on to bigger things, bigger tasks, and the possibility of bigger mistakes. Isn't it great that they will already have a good foundation and the self confidence from accomplishing things that are small before they have to move on to bigger things & more difficult things. If you're not doing the same with your parenting now, good luck with not "trying to change" your wayward teenager that never learned this stuff in the first place....

  • tigger AMERICAN FORK, UT
    Aug. 13, 2012 7:40 p.m.

    Is it not an option to just buy multiple sets of the clothes he likes. I think it would be cool to support the boy's interests and likes rather than trying to change him. And it is rarely a good idea to use a sticker chart or behavior modification program. This situation is certainly not severe enough to warrant one.