5 Easy Things Parents Can Do to Model Good Coping Skills

Posted  by  Idaho Youth Ranch on Apr 17, 2020 4:33:10 PM

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The COVID-19 pandemic is giving parents more time than ever to spend with their kids. Many parents are taking advantage of the time to enjoy some much-needed quality time and using this situation as a time to create stronger bonds and improve communication with their kids.

Fear and Respect: What’s the Difference?

Posted  by  Idaho Youth Ranch on Jan 4, 2018 2:08:00 PM

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The words “fear” and “respect” go hand-in-hand in the minds of many parents. In fact, confusing these two concepts is the number one mistake we see parents make at the Idaho Youth Ranch--which is why teaching parents the difference between fear-based and respect-centered parenting is one of the key ways we help rehabilitate families.

So what is the difference between fear and respect?

Why “Because I Said So” Doesn’t Cut It

Posted  by  Idaho Youth Ranch on Jan 3, 2018 2:19:00 PM

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The parenting catchphrase “because I said so” is so ingrained in our culture it launched a feature film by the same name.

But what is this fallback phrase doing for kids? Unfortunately, not much. “Because I said so” is a fast, easy way to end a conversation, but as for teaching kids reasoning and decision-making skills, it leaves much to be desired.