Tips on Dealing with a challenging child

Don't take their behavior personally. Take a deep breath. This will help you respond versus react. This role models emotional regulation. Respond with compassion and empathy. They are reacting right now and need to take some time to calm down and talk about their feelings rather than lash out at you. Feelings are okay and we need to manage them in a healthy way. Let them know their tone is hurtful. Use an impact statement, "Wow, I wasn't expecting that reaction, something must be really bothering you." We all respond better to directions than demands. It feels more respectful. Try "your homework needs done before video games" rather than "do your homework now or you will not be playing video

Todd Hamilton to be Celebrity Professional at 2018 Lennox/Quakerdale Invitational Pro-Am Golf Tourna

(Marshalltown, IA) – The Lennox/Quakerdale Golf Committee is proud to announce that Todd Hamilton will be this year’s celebrity professional at the Lennox/Quakerdale Invitational Pro-Am Golf Tournament. Since its inception in 1988, this event has helped raise more than $1,873,000, and has provided Quakerdale with the funding needed to fill the gaps in youth and family services in Marshalltown, Marshall County, and numerous other locations across Iowa. This year’s event will be held on Thursday, June 14, and will once again be hosted at Elmwood Country Club in Marshalltown. PLAYER NOTES Todd started playing golf at the age of 7. He grew up playing on a nine-hole course in Biggsville, Illinois

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