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Do Rewards and Punishments Work For Children?

Many child care experts are cutely aware that punishments and threats are often counterproductive in helping children succeed at home and at school.  According to reward and punishment expert, Alphie Kohn, making children suffer to alter their behavior can often elicit temporary compliance, but this strategy is unlikely to help them become ethical, compassionate decision...

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The Secrets to Motivation

When it comes to understanding how to motivate ourselves and others, psychologists have been arguing the pros and cons of different theories for decades. Most of us have grown up on a diet of theories provided by such trailblazers as Maslow, McClelland, and Herzberg and more recently Robbins. But psychologists now tend to be in...

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3 Barriers to Becoming Successful

Many people experience great difficulty becoming successful at achieving goals they may have set for themselves! The kicker is these people don’t necessarily lack the talent or skill sets to accomplish their objectives! What they do lack in many cases however are a few things that can be easily overlooked but play a significant role...

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Dads Make Mistakes Parenting Too

  Dads:   Listen up.  Parenting is a process.  It takes time and it takes energy and, yes, it takes some education too.  Too many of us dads are afraid to try new parenting techniques because we fear making simple mistakes.  Well, it’s time to turn your parenting mistakes and parenting errors into a process...

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How to motivate yourself without guilt

By Jeanette Raymond, Ph.D. Do you take care of a bunch of chores that have been neglected for weeks, months or years when you see how hurt and upset your loved ones are at you? Perhaps you go to the other extreme of making sure that no one can find fault with you and blame...

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Parenting Without Self-blame and Self-criticism

  Parenting without blame and self-criticism is the process of turning the science of parenting into an art.  You can read all the parenting books in the world, implement all the great strategies and you are still going to make mistakes as a parent.  Therefore, a good parent realizes that, yes, parenting is a science,...

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How to motivate yourself without shame

By Jeanette Raymond, Ph.D. Isn’t it frustrating when you want to make changes in your life but can’t quite find the energy and motivation to take the necessary steps? You get all fired up one minute when the vision feels exciting and worthwhile, but the next moment a ton of competing ideas and scenarios come...

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Part 1 – Unhealthy Beliefs – The 5 Things That Keep You From Living the Life of Your Dreams

By Sandra Wapniarski at Bewomensnetwork Part 1 – Unhealthy Beliefs – The 5 Things That Keep You From Living the Life of Your Dreams 1. Unhealthy Beliefs I have had 40 years of bad programming to overcome. My parents, my teachers, ex-boyfriends and even friends, acquaintances, ex-bosses have said some pretty nasty stuff over the...

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Intention is Not Enough

“When you take a small purposeful step each day, great things can happen.” Every January I get excited to come up with goals for the New Year. I’m a good goal setter. I see it as a way to challenge myself and keep things interesting. A bit like playing a game and figuring out which...

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Setting Goals

Everyone knows that setting goals is the foundation for reaching your biggest dreams but few know how to begin. Even when most people become good goal setters, they may still lack the tools needed to implement their plan. That’s where Building a Group comes in handy. Groups offer you incredible benefits on many levels: They...

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