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Jul 19, 2013
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10 Ways to Raise a Prince Charming

10 Ways to Raise a Prince Charming

1.  Marry Prince Charming or spend time with good male role models.

2.  Pull the car over and share the appreciation of a beautiful sunset so he will also appreciate beauty.

3.  Don't worry about spilled milk; show more appreciation than frustration.

4.  When he makes mistakes, remind him how he's overcome mistakes before and ask him what he can do to better the situation. Tell him you make mistakes often.

5.  Turn off your phone and spend quality time with the people that matter most . . . your prince.

6.  Catch him doing something nice and act like he just invented the light bulb. Children pay attention when things are dramatized.

7.  Tell him you love him . . . every day . . . at least once every day!

8.  Give him words to articulate his feelings and ask him how he feels.

9.  Praise empathy and teach boundaries. This balance can create empowerment and productivity.

10.  Finally, teach him that rescuing the princess is actually about sharing life with an amazing person who loves and respects all that you do.

Toni Langdon is a stay-at-home mom of two daughters and an in-home child care provider. She is a black belt in martial arts and has worked with Chester County, PA children with special needs. This post is adapted from her blog, Tickles and Time Outs.

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Outstanding Delaware Valley mom and dad bloggers share insights about their kids or themselves, family experiences or ways they handled parenting situations. Their items — often reposted from their blogs — reflect everyday experiences that anyone can relate to rather than political viewpoints or belief systems.

MomSpeak Contributors

Trish Adkins, Yoke
Jennifer Auer, Jersey Family Fun
Chris Bernholdt, DadNCharge
Stacy Heenan Biscardi, Wifty & Shifty
Hillary Chybinski, My Scraps
EJ Curran, Four Little Monsters
Darla DeMorrow, The Pregnant Entrepreneur
Rachée Fagg, Say It Rah-Shay
Raya Fagg, And Starring As Herself…MRSRFKJ
Erin Flynn Jay, Mastering the Mommy Track
Marion Kase, Helicopter-Caterpillar
Jean Ladden, Jean's Book Reviews
Brie Latini, ( . . . a breezy life)
Toni Langdon, Tickles and Time Outs
Lisa Lightner, A Day in Our Shoes
Jeanine Ludwikowski, Mommy Entourage
Jeanne McCullough, Mom Hearts Pinot
Trina O'Boyle, O’Boy! Organic
Kelly Raudenbush, My Overthinking
Lindsey Schuster, Sisters to Sons
Sandra Telep, West Philly Mama
Marissa Kiepert Truong, Land of Once Upon a Time
Lisa Weinstein, The Mixed Up Brains of Lisa Weinstein
Shivaun Williams, Dar Liomsa (In My Opinion)
Paige Wolf, Spit That Out!

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