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Each week the Eyres post one tried and proven “Parenting Principle” (or sometimes a Marriage Principle) here on this page, and also on social media (Instagram @richardlindaeyre, Facebook @lindarichardeyre, and Twitter @richardeyre). Please follow, and invite your friends to do the same. Each week the brief, quotable parenting principle will appear with several links to articles, podcasts, videos, or radio and television appearances that give more ideas, instruction and inspiration on that principle.

February 5, 2018

How Do I Replace My Kids’ Entitlement with Grit?

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Parents need to learn that we give our kids more by giving them less. To eliminate entitlement, start by replacing allowances with a “family economy” that teaches children how to earn, budget, save, and spend wisely.

When we give children money, or buy everything for them, they never feel the sense of real ownership because they did not work or give up anything for what they have. Thus, they do not value it or take care of their money or their things. It is not difficult to set up a family economy with a family bank in which kids have interest-bearing accounts with checkbooks and deposit slips; and to establish chores or responsibilities for which they are paid. They are then in a position to buy the things they want rather than beg for them, and to learn through hands-on experience how to save, and budget and even how to give to good causes. For a complete overview of how to set up such a system, visit the links

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Online Program Article Video 1 Video 2 Podcast

January 29, 2018

Is Equality the Right Goal for Marriage?

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Marital equality is an elusive and sometimes competitive proposition. “Marital Oneness” is a better marital goal because it is built around complementary strengths, teamwork, mutual support, and synergy.

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January 22, 2018

Giving your Children Identity and Resilience

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Kids who know things about their grandparents and great-grandparents—who understand their family narrative and where they came from—have a stronger sense of Identity and greater resilience. Carefully crafted “Ancestor Stories” can become your children’s favorite bedtime stories.

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January 15, 2018

Parenting or “Marriageing?”

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Too many of us work harder on our parenting than on our “marriageing.” Our Spouse should come first because a good marriage always improves parenting, but it doesn’t necessarily work the other way around.

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January 8, 2018

How to Talk to Your Kids About Sex

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There are two goals when we talk to our kids about sex: 1. help them avoid casual, dangerous, recreational sex, and 2. help them develop a positive, healthy attitude that will one day give them a great marital sexual relationship.

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Video Online Program

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