Thought Catalog: 3 Important Tips for Parents

Posted May 27, 2014 by jimhigley


I’m proud to be a featured Parenting Contributor on Thought Catalog. If you haven’t heard of Thought Catalog, it’s “one part diary, one part humor, one part intellectual musings, one part sentimentalism, one part pop culture, one part experimentalism. It is a mixed bag of content from many different voices, from writers who have been published by the likes of Slate, The New York Times, The Paris Review…”

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Screen Shot 2014-05-26 at 9.22.55 PMWant to know the secret to having a good, strong relationship with your kids?

Start by using many of the same strategies that work with every other relationship in you life. Your spouse, partner, boyfriend/girlfriend, co-worker, neighbor — everyone.

These pint size adaptions are easy. And effective.

1. Put it on Ice

You don’t need to react so quickly to every situation. Slow down and think. Erupting like Mt. Vesuvius, spewing words and emotions, doesn’t work. It’s scary and models inappropriate behavior for your children.

Give yourself a little time to think. A minute. Five. With older kids, I might wait several hours or even a day. (Read More…)

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