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Before you "tell Santa"...

Parents: Have you caught yourself saying to your children, "If you don't _____, Santa's going to put you on the naughty list!!"๐ŸŽ…This time of year, it's tempting to use Santa's "naughty list" as a parenting strategy for correcting problem behavior. This can sometimes be a quick fix, but consider the following l o n g ๏ฝ”๏ฝ…๏ฝ’๏ฝ, positive behavior solutions.

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Have you ๏ฝ’๏ฝ…๏ฝ๏ฝŒ๏ฝ๏ฝƒ๏ฝ…๏ฝ„ the behavior? ๐—›๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—บ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ถ๐—น๐—ฑ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜, ๐—ฎ๐—ฝ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐˜† ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐˜„๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—ต๐—ฒ/๐˜€๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ป ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—บ๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜?

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Have you ๏ฝ”๏ฝ๏ฝ•๏ฝ‡๏ฝˆ๏ฝ” the replacement behavior? ๐—›๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ฒ๐˜…๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐˜๐—น๐˜† ๐˜๐—ฎ๐˜‚๐—ด๐—ต๐˜ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ถ๐—น๐—ฑ ๐—ต๐—ผ๐˜„ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฑ๐—ผ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ฟ? ๐—›๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฝ๐—ณ๐˜‚๐—น ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ฝ: ๐——๐—ผ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐˜„๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ป ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ถ๐—น๐—ฑ ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—น, ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—บ, ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—น๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฑ!

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Have you ๏ฝ๏ฝ’๏ฝ๏ฝƒ๏ฝ”๏ฝ‰๏ฝƒ๏ฝ…๏ฝ„ the replacement behavior? ๐—–๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ธ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐˜๐—ถ๐—บ๐—ฒ ๐˜„๐—ถ๐˜๐—ต ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ถ๐—น๐—ฑ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—น๐—ฒ-๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜† ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ฟ. ๐—”๐—ด๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—ป, ๐˜„๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ป ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ถ๐—น๐—ฑ ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—น, ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—บ, ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—น๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฑ!

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Have you ๏ฝ’๏ฝ…๏ฝ‰๏ฝŽ๏ฝ†๏ฝ๏ฝ’๏ฝƒ๏ฝ…๏ฝ„ the replacement behavior? ๐—›๐—ผ๐˜„ ๐—ฑ๐—ผ๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ถ๐—น๐—ฑ ๐—ธ๐—ป๐—ผ๐˜„ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฑ๐—ผ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜€๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ฏ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—บ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ฟ? ๐—”๐—ก๐—ฆ๐—ช๐—˜๐—ฅ: ๐—•๐˜† ๐˜‚๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜! ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐˜€๐—ต๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—น๐—ฑ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ ๐—ช๐—”๐—ฌ ๐—ฏ๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ด๐—ฒ๐—ฟ, ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐˜๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ, ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—บ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ฒ๐˜…๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด!

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By using these strategies, you can sprinkle your own "Christmas magic" on your parenting skills that lasts way beyond December 25th. If you ever find yourself doubting your parenting abilities this time of year, always remember... you have the power of knowledgeโฌ†๏ธ, AND the power of Jesus Christ, who was born, took on flesh, and walked among us so we can live in relationship with Him! You've got this!

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โ€œ๐”ธ๐•ฃ๐•š๐•ค๐•–, ๐•ค๐•™๐•š๐•Ÿ๐•–, ๐•—๐• ๐•ฃ ๐•ช๐• ๐•ฆ๐•ฃ ๐•๐•š๐•˜๐•™๐•ฅ ๐•™๐•’๐•ค ๐•”๐• ๐•ž๐•–, ๐•’๐•Ÿ๐•• ๐•ฅ๐•™๐•– ๐•˜๐•๐• ๐•ฃ๐•ช ๐• ๐•— ๐•ฅ๐•™๐•– ๐•ƒ๐• ๐•ฃ๐•• ๐•ฃ๐•š๐•ค๐•–๐•ค ๐•ฆ๐•ก๐• ๐•Ÿ ๐•ช๐• ๐•ฆ.โ€ ๐•€๐•ค๐•’๐•š๐•’๐•™ ๐Ÿž๐Ÿ˜:๐Ÿ™

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