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You are invited to submit questions on any topic relating to LIVE, PARENT, or DISCIPLINE WITHOUT STRESS. Send your inquiries to for a response.

2. Quote of the Month

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"Learning English Can Prompt Confusion and Stress"

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4. Parenting Without Stress

Remember that in relationships with your children—regardless of age—not losing is more important than winning. As long as a person has a choice, that person does not lose. So, always offer choices or options—regardless of how small they may be. This is the easiest approach to avoid counterwill, the natural human tendency to resist coercion and the feeling of being controlled, which everyone resents.

5. Discipline Without Stress

"Would it be appropriate for a teacher to call a 4-year-old child a bully and say that they are acting like a bully when they won't sit still and sit down for their quiet time?"

Never! We ALWAYS refer to the levelnever to the person. This level is "bullying" or bothering—NEVER "bully." The verbal ending is used to ensure no one is ever called a "bully."

More importantly, the approach is for the youngster to identify the level—not the adult, e.g., "Robert, what level is it when you. . . ?"

Also, this example is a situation where the teacher must teach and practice the procedure enough times to have it become a habit for students.

(As an aside, Richard Duhigg's book, "The Power of Habit," is an excellent read on the topic of habits.)

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6. Living Without Stress

The following is an excerpt from
Chapter 1, "Assumptions" of
Live Without Stress: How to enjoy the Journey

Let’s say that you are told in the morning that you will have a meeting with your supervisor in the afternoon. You can assume the meeting will be either discouraging or encouraging. If you assume you will be discouraged after

the meeting, and you are not, you will have fretted for nothing. In the opposite scenario, if you believe the meeting will bring you good news and it does not, you will be disappointed. Anxiety and other stress-inducing emotions can be avoided if you do not assume what the meeting will be about. But how do you not think of the forthcoming meeting?

The quickest way is to redirect your thoughts; emotions always follow cognition. In simple terms, redirect your thinking and the emotion follows. For example, picture yourself walking out of the room after the meeting wearing a big smile. Your stress or anxiety will immediately dissipate.

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