Category Archives: Parenting

Sample Note Of Thanks From A Child

How To Write a Thank-you Note or Letter by Gene Griessman, Ph.D. This week I received a thank-you note from a 12-year-old boy named Spencer that could serve as a template for any message of appreciation. Spencer wrote to thank … Continue reading

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Non-verbal Communication:Your Eye-Contact and Handshake

Communication Tip for the Whatyousay.com community: How To Communicate With Your Handshake and Your Eye Contact by Gene Griessman, Ph.D. Your non-verbals are really, really important in one-to-one communication. Often, it’s not what you say that counts. It’s what other … Continue reading

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Advice For Parents and All Leaders: Learn From Dog Trainers

Going To The Dogs: What You Can Learn About Leadership And Communication From Dog Trainers by Gene Griessman, Ph.D. When I  found “Beware of the Dogs” by Burkhard Bilger in The New Yorker, I recognized that this article contains powerful … Continue reading

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Recommendation for Fathers on Valentine’s Day

You’ll bring her a lot of joy with flowers on Valentine’s Day, especially if your daughter isn’t dating anyone at the time. (She may feel a bit sad if all her friends are getting flowers.)  But don’t sign the card … Continue reading

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Parenting: How To Tell Your Child To Do Homework

What You Say To A Child About Homework: A Famous Example In Barack Obama’s memoir Dreams From My Father, he writes about growing up in Indonesia:  “…five days a week (my mother) came into my room at four in the … Continue reading

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Encouraging Words: The Secret of Good Teaching, Good Parenting, Good Management

How To Be A Good Parent, A Good Teacher, A Good Manager by Gene Griessman, Ph.D. Do this. and you will be successful:  help the person in your care see himself/herself as successful. One of my favorite authors is Florence … Continue reading

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How To Talk To Your Child About Drugs

What You Say To Your Child About Drug Abuse We received the below response from Bob English, who is one of our contributors. We very much appreciate his passing this along to us, but we do have problems with Dr. … Continue reading

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How To Talk To A Child About Death

What You Say To Children About Death When you talk to a child about death and loss, right from the beginning let your child know that showing emotion is okay.  Boys especially have been socialized to think that it is … Continue reading

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Positive Parenting

Parenting:  “7 ways to make sure what you say won’t damage your child” by Jean Guarino We found a fine article about positive parenting written by Jean Guarino in the Sun-Times entitled “7 ways to make sure what you say … Continue reading

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Helping A Child Deal With Death and Dying: Part Two

Helping A Child Deal With Death and Dying: Part Two If you’re attempting to help a child who’s dealing with death and dying, the child’s reaction may be difficult for you to understand. Here’s what many experts say: When you tell … Continue reading

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