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  •  in Grand Prairie - Vortex Sports Academy - Grand Prairie - Reward Charts the Right Way!

    Reward Charts the Right Way!

    Reward Charts Done the Right Way - an Answer to a Parent's Plea!
    By Judy Flury, Ph.D.


    Question:
    I have the hardest time getting my 9-year old to accept any responsibility around the house. He’s supposed to make his bed in the morning, take the trash out and start his homework in the afternoons, and feed the family dog every night. Even with just these four responsibilities, it’s a constant struggle to get him to do any of it. I’m really tired of the day to day scolding, reminding, crying, arguing, etc. Any suggestions? ~ Dawn A. Answer:

    Hi Dawn! What you are describing is really not all that ....

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  •  in Grand Prairie - Vortex Sports Academy - Grand Prairie - How to Teach Your Child to Set & Achieve Goals! Part 2 of 2

    How to Teach Your Child to Set & Achieve Goals! Part 2 of 2

    By Judy Flury, Ph.D. We went through the goal setting system last time. Now this time, let's look at 2 powerful tips that will help you and your child to be super successful with this system! 1. To make the process more effective, it’s helpful to have your child write each of their goals on an index card, or write each on a separate notebook page, and then find pictures that depict their goal, and paste these pictures either on the back of your goal card, or onto the notebook paper. You can find pictures in magazines, newspapers, with a Google image search (www.images.google.com), and so ....

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  •  in Grand Prairie - Vortex Sports Academy - Grand Prairie - How to Teach Your Child to Set & Achieve Goals!  Part 1 of 2

    How to Teach Your Child to Set & Achieve Goals! Part 1 of 2


    By Judy Flury, Ph.D.

    One of the most fundamental of all “success traits” is that of goal-setting. As noted by success guru Brian Tracy, people with clear, written goals accomplish far more in a shorter period of time than people without them could ever imagine.

    Few would argue against the premise that to achieve great things in life, we need to have the ability to set and achieve meaningful goals. However, goal-setting is not an innate skill, and we’re not taught about goal-setting in school. Few parents think to impart specific goal-setting lessons to their kids, because they weren’t taught the lessons themselves. If we’re ....

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  •  in Grand Prairie - Vortex Sports Academy - Grand Prairie - A new View of Discipline

    A new View of Discipline

    How Successful Parents Use the
    Parenting Secret of “Discipline”
    To Raise Happy and Healthy Children
    For many parents, discipline is a tricky concept to embrace -- and no wonder. Too often,discussions about discipline revolve around punishments -- scolding, time-outs or even spanking.So we view discipline, at best, as a necessary evil. It's time to give our views on discipline a makeover. Discipline is a powerful and positive tool for providing structure and encouraging achievement.Living with discipline is a long-term, achievement-oriented path to success. Here are just a fewexamples: * Does your child want a new bike? They’ll need discipline to save money for ....

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  •  in Grand Prairie - Vortex Sports Academy - Grand Prairie - How to Teach Your Child Self-Discipline, Part 3 of 3

    How to Teach Your Child Self-Discipline, Part 3 of 3

    ... part 3 of 3: 1. In order for a child to develop self-discipline, they must first see that their actions have very real consequences, both good and bad. Without this basic realization, they can’t be expected to “force themselves” to do the right or best thing. Why should they, if they don’t see that their actions lead to direct consequences? To get them to see this, you need to give your child crystal-clear expectations about your rules -- make certain that he knows what behaviors you expect of him -- and be consistent in giving negative consequences when those expectations are not met, and positive consequences when they are met. 2. Allow your child to ....

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  •  in Grand Prairie - Vortex Sports Academy - Grand Prairie - How to Teach Your Child Self-Discipline! Part 2 of 3

    How to Teach Your Child Self-Discipline! Part 2 of 3

    How to Teach Your Child
    Self-Discipline,
    Part 2 of 3

    By Judy Flury, Ph.D.

    Continued.... Consider Dr. Walter Mischel’s famous longitudinal study known as “The Marshmallow Test.” Conducted in the 1960s at a preschool on the campus of Stanford University , the experiment consisted of Mischel placing marshmallows in front of a room full of 4-year olds. The children were told that they could have one marshmallow now, but that if they waited for several minutes, then they could have two (it would take self-discipline for the child to make themselves wait the extra minutes in order to get the better outcome when what they really wanted ....

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  •  in Grand Prairie - Vortex Sports Academy - Grand Prairie - How to Teach Your Child Self-Discipline! Part 1 of 3

    How to Teach Your Child Self-Discipline! Part 1 of 3

    How to Teach Your Child
    Self-Discipline,
    Part 1 of 3

    By Dr. Judy Flury

    Here’s a riddle for you: what is one of the most important success skills for children to learn, but also one if the hardest for parents to teach? The answer is: self-discipline. Very few traits are more essential in order to attain any measure of success and achievement. Unfortunately, while it’s not too difficult to figure out how to teach courtesy, or respect, or empathy, or other important character traits, self-discipline is harder to teach. Before we look at some powerful strategies that you can use to help your children develop this vital trait, let’s ....

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  •  in Grand Prairie - Vortex Sports Academy - Grand Prairie - How to Make Your Child Immune to Peer Pressure, Part 2

    How to Make Your Child Immune to Peer Pressure, Part 2

    How To Make Your Child Immune
    to Peer Pressure, Part 2
    By Judy Flury-Carter, Ph.D. ...Continued... 4.
    Discuss how “grown up” it is to refuse to do what others are trying to get you to do, and face looking like a “chicken” for it. 5.
    Do not give your child everything they ask for “because everyone else has one”, or because “everyone else is wearing that kind.” Yes, we want our kids to fit in and not feel ostracized, but if you always give in to their need to feel like one of the crowd, then how can you expect them to refuse to be one of the crowd when they are offered that crack pipe or pressured to skip class ....

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  •  in Grand Prairie - Vortex Sports Academy - Grand Prairie - How to Make Your Child Immune to Peer Pressure, Part 1

    How to Make Your Child Immune to Peer Pressure, Part 1

    How to Make Your Child Immune to Peer Pressure
    By Judy Flury, Ph.D.

    One of the biggest issues on parents’ minds these days is how they can keep their child from giving in to negative influences when they are away from home. If you’re like most parents, many times you feel like no matter how hard you try to teach you child right from wrong, all of your efforts go out the window when your child is exposed to negative behaviors and peer pressure in school, on TV, and at other places on a day-to-day basis. Your concern is justified. Aside from the effects of negative peer pressure that we as parents have seen with our own eyes, research also shows that peer ....

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  •  in Grand Prairie - Vortex Sports Academy - Grand Prairie - 9 ways parents can help bullied kids learn resilience

    9 ways parents can help bullied kids learn resilience

    9 ways parents can help bullied kids learn resilience
    ByPhyllis L. Fagell, used with permission Whenever Jessie hung out with her best friends Chloe and Meg, they gossiped about another seventh-grader named Kate. Jessie didn’t know Kate, but Chloe and Meg said she was clingy, told boring stories and smelled like acne wash. When Jessie asked questions about this mystery girl, her friends giggled and exchanged knowing glances. This went on for weeks until a boy in her class told Jessie the truth: Kate was their code name for her. Jessie looked to other friends for support, but they started dropping away. Chloe and Meg had all the social capital, and no ....

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