Saying 'Because I Said So' Doesn’t Cut It

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

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.

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Topics: Discipline, For Parents, Toddlers, Early Childhood, Behavior, Raising Respectful Children, Child Development

How to Discipline Your Child

Posted by Idaho Youth Ranch on Jan 2, 2018 2:17:00 PM

Dealing with discipline is tough for parents. Are you being too strict? Are you being too lenient? Learning when to pick your battles is a skill every parent struggles with. Here are a few things we do at the Idaho Youth Ranch to change kids' behavior. 

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Topics: Discipline, For Parents, Toddlers, Early Childhood, Tweens, Adolescents/Teens, Behavior, Child Development