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The 7 Effective Alternatives To Punishment, #1 You Are Not Alone

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Part of my mission is to help parents raise happy kids --and have a loving and successful family.

The 7 Effective Alternatives to Punishment, #1 You Are Not Alone

Inside this blog, you'll discover the secrets to create a happier and more fulfilling relationship with your child.

Todays post contains the FIRST effective alternative to punishment. Next month, I'll post the second one.

The reason for one a month is so you can try out what you learn from this groundbreaking information. This allows you to see for yourself how well these parenting tips work.

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Leslee Horner's picture

The Relationship Mirror

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Dream Messages

I'm very interested in the messages that come through in my dreams.  When I have a vivid dream, I always take the time to reflect on the meaning.  I have several recurring dreams, one of which involves me starting a new relationship or falling in love.  I never take those dreams literally but always know they are telling me something about my relationship with myself.  Lately I have been uncovering some deeply buried beliefs and last nights' dream reflected them perfectly while sparking some memories.  

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How To Love Yourself When Your Feelings Get Hurt

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WE ALL GET OUR FEELINGS HURT – WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN THAT HAPPENS SO THAT YOU DON’T CREATE MORE HURT, BUT INSTEAD A GREAT HEALING FOR YOURSELF?

Did you ever notice that some of the people that you are closest to can hurt your feelings the most?

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Communication Breakdown: Assessing Your Relationship Dynamics

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Communication breakdown, It's always the same. I'm having a nervous breakdown. Drive me insane.  ~Led Zeppelin.

I can absolutely relate to the words Robert Plant screamed out above. Over and over we see conflict arise from communication breakdowns, whether it’s between couples, co-workers, families and even countries. Although some communication breakdowns are intentional, most of what we say is unconscious and from poor habits we learned from others.

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The Power Of Being Able To Let It Go

The Power of Being Able to Let It Go

Lately I have been thinking a lot about ways of dealing with conflict: how to know when it is useful to give in, and how to know when it is useful to push back. Of course often the most expedient thing is to do neither, but instead, if matters are not urgent, to stick to your guns and ever-so-gradually convert someone to your cause. The best way of doing this is to inspire them, and the crucial element is being able to meet a person where they are at without judgement, before leading them to a more spacious mindset. This obviously requires strength, compassion and patience, and is easier said than done.

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Ashley Ryan's picture

4 Powerful And Effective Alternatives To Punishment

Punishment?

I don't believe in punishment.

For those of you gasping, take a deep breath.

I believe in loving limits.

I believe in discipline without punishments and rewards, and setting boundaries without insults, yelling, bribing and manipulation.

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Are We There Yet?

Are We There Yet?

I recently came off of a body-and-soul-blowing weeklong retreat with a group of beautiful and courageous lovers. Amidst the lush jungle in Bali, removed from everyday life and in a heightened emotional and sexual world, we saw miraculous transformations.

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One Strategy For Improving The Health Of Your Relationships

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Every relationship in your life is a sacred contract, and whether you’re aware of it or not, you’ve made agreements with the people in your life, the ones who will be your greatest teachers.  We often make these contracts without being mindful of what we’re agreeing to. For example, in my sacred contract with my husband, we made an unspoken deal. I had just gotten out of an abusive marriage, and what I needed from him was safety and the certainty that he’d never hurt me the way I had been hurt before. My hubby, on the other hand, had spent much of his life trying to please people he loves with achievements (the man has many graduate degrees and was about to get another one when I first met him.) I agreed to love him without expecting him to achieve anything. He agreed to keep me safe.

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To My Father With Love

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Dearest Dad:

In twenty-eight years as father and son, we certainly have had our ups and downs! But I want you to know that I am truly grateful for every single moment. You are my greatest teacher and my greatest friend.

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The Power Of Friendship

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Friendship is one of the first types of exterior relationships we experience as a child and one of the most natural connections we have with other human beings.  We discover so much about ourselves from our interactions with others, especially when formulating our own malleable personalities, expectations and framework for the kind of friendship(s) we desire for the rest of our lives.

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