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Parenting in this economy (Part 10 of 10)

Tip #10- Take a deep breath. You will get through this tough economic time. It may take dipping into your reserves of energy, inventiveness, and stick-to-it-iveness, but it can be done! Advertisements

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Parenting in this economy (Part 9 of 10)

Tip #9- Older children can understand what a downturn in the economy is. They do not need to feel that parents are in a panic, but they can learn that like life itself, there are ups and downs. Commentary by Margaret Murchan, LCSW

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Parenting in this economy (Part 8 of 10)

Tip #8- Adolescents can benefit from the direct approach. Parents can show them the family budget and, in a positive way, educate them about the changes. Teens can help out if they are able to with small jobs in the neighborhood or helping out at home with younger brothers and sisters. Commentary by Margaret Murchan, […]

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Parenting in this economy (Part 7 of 10)

Tip #7- No matter the age of your child, they can know how money works. Even younger children can learn to save money and can understand that when there is not much money to spend, it is a great idea to re-use and re-cycle. Commentary by Margaret Murchan, LCSW

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Parenting in this economy (Part 6 of 10)

Tip #6- Children do pick up on unspoken behavior and tension in the house. Be careful what you say to other adults or spouses. “Little pitchers have big ears” is a saying that is as true as ever in this economically stressful environment. Commentary by Margaret Murchan, LCSW

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Parenting in this economy (Part 5 of 10)

Tip #5- Parents – take care of yourself as well as your children. If you are fearful and beginning to see signs of panic, get help for yourself and your children will be the beneficiaries. Commentary by Margaret Murchan, LCSW

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Parenting in this economy (Part 4 of 10)

Tip #4- Be realistic. Do the best you can. Don’t give up on the job search. Your child will see this and will feel that you are actively working to find a job and you will be modeling competence and determination. Commentary by Margaret Murchan, LCSW

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Parenting in this economy (Part 3 of 10)

Tip #3- Try not to over do it Too much comfort or indulging of children  can have the opposite effect. For example, when a teen is afraid to sleep in their own bed, an alternative is to go back to their bed with them until they settle into sleep. To have them sleep in your […]

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Parenting in this economy (Part 2 of 10)

Tip #2- Teens and children can feel they have some control over the situation when they can do something to help. They can learn to make home-made gifts for birthdays.  In fact, sometimes those end up being the most precious for parents. Commentary by Margaret Murchan, LCSW

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Parenting in this economy (Part 1 of 10)

As adults we certainly have concerns over the current the effect on our own household budget. We have had to scrimp and save and have even had to work hard to keep our jobs. So how do we help our children during this tough time?  how do we keep them somewhat sheltered from the grim […]

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