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Sometimes telling isn't the most effective way.

Air Date: 09/04/12 Some parents will expect, direct, and correct their children right into bed at the end of the day without a single word of encouragement.  Parents and teachers are really good at telling, but sometimes telling isn't the best way to get things done.  When someone at home or at work commands you to do something, how do you feel?  Most likely not very cooperative and happy, and you're an adult.  Imagine how a teenager feels when they are at the receiving end of an endless list of commands and expectations.  Telling someone what to do feels efficient and clear, which is why we do it, but it isn't the most effective way to get a point across.  On this week's edition of parenting, Cheryl suggests turning commands into questions with an attitude of friendliness. Parenting with Cheryl Erwine airs every Tuesday morning on 88.7 FM, KUNR, and can be reached at 775-331-6723 or cheryl.erwine@sbcglobal.net.