Author Archives: Walt Yocius (rhymes with ferocious)

About Walt Yocius (rhymes with ferocious)

I'm a father and husband passionate about supporting the development of powerful family connections I have worked in the Social Services field for over 30 years and been an educator for 6 years. I am a Certified Family Life Educator with the National Council on Family Relations and a Certified Parent Coach.

Parenting Resource Institute

This Blog is dedicated to everyone who wants to be the best parent they can be. The skills you learn will help parenting be more enjoyable and effective. The Blog will contain articles that will teach skills to help develop … Continue reading

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Self-Respect

v    Self-Respect: One of the sign of a healthy person is the way we treat ourselves. How well we care for our personal needs such as hygiene, healthy eating and exercise and adequate amounts of sleep. Respect toward yourself includes … Continue reading

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Respect for Personal Space

Respect For Personal Space: An important aspect of individual personhood is to have our personal space respected. There are times when we all need time to be by ourselves or have activities we prefer to do by ourselves.   “We … Continue reading

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Reminders about Respect for Personal Property

“We respect each others personal property in our family.” “In our family, we respect other people’s property.” “In our family we respect each others’ property- we ask before we borrow and return when we finish.” “Since you broke your sister’s toy … Continue reading

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Respect for Personal Property

Respect For Personal Property: Every person deserves the right to have private personal property protected. Everyone needs to ask before they borrow any possessions and return them after their use. If they damage or destroy a possession they need to … Continue reading

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Reminders of Respectful Talk

Reminds of Respectful Talk “We use respectful words in our family.” “We are considerate with each other in our family.” “We are polite with each other in our family.” “We treat others the way we like to be treated.” “In … Continue reading

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Respectful Talk

Respectful Talk: The foundation of healthy and mutually satisfying relationships is respect. How we talk to each other can be healing or destructive. Some of those destructive words are very painful and can haunt us for the rest of our … Continue reading

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Examples of Manners

Examples of Manners *Learn to listen well, not just talk. *Learn to obey the rules of the road. *Notice those that serve, leave a tip. *Go home before you wear out your welcome. *Keep confidences- earn the trust of others. *Remember … Continue reading

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Keep Your Family Afloat with Respect

The first aspect of respect is Manners.   Manners: One of the important social skills that help a person develop healthy relationships is basic social manners. In his excellent, entertaining book, Say Please, Say Thank You, Donald McCullough reminds us … Continue reading

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Strong Families

Strong Families The family is one of the smallest unit of a community. The strength & unity of families will have a great impact on the strength & unity of their communities. What does it take to be a strong family? My clinical … Continue reading

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