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Kids Need Parents On Their Side – Parenting ...

Stop Struggling—Learn How to Turn Conflict into Cooperation—2 sessions (Elementary/Middle School) Wednesday, February 28 and March 7 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM This workshop, based on Cynthia Klein’s new book Ally Parenting, will teach you how to pick the most effective parenting strategy for each parent-child conflict. Once you have the right solution, then voila! You’ll know exactly what to do and improved cooperation is only a...

Mom Changes and Defuses a Potential Blowup with a ...

  I am giving private parent coaching to a couple with a very strong-willed 7 year-old girl. She usually responds with “No” when asked to do anything. If pushed, the daughter will end up exploding and possibly hitting. Everything they’ve tried hasn’t worked. Telling her to calm down and to stop especially doesn’t work. The best approach is to first change your own thoughts when you receive...

3 Things I Wish Parents – and Teens Knew Abo...

Posted in U.S.News https://health.usnews.com/wellness/for-parents/articles/2018-01-24/3-things-i-wish-parents-and-teens-knew-about-pot?int=wellness-rec We live in California, where marijuana is now, as of Jan. 1, legal for recreational use. My four teens report that pot is already very easy to come by and that “everyone” uses it. More concerning to me: Many of my friends – fellow parents – believe that teen marijuana use is...

Do You Favor One Child Over Another by Susan Newma...

From U.S. News https://health.usnews.com/wellness/for-parents/articles/2018-01-29/do-you-favor-one-child-over-another If you have more than one child, be prepared to hear – if you haven’t already – “You like him better than me” or “How come she always goes with you?” and “She’s your favorite” or “It’s not fair.” Like many parents, you may insist that the complainer is wrong – that your affection for your children...

Chores are Essential to Teach Responsibility and A...

It’s essential for your happiness and your children’s future happiness to teach them the importance of everyone in the house doing chores. Notice I said “teach” not “get your child to”. There is a big difference in your attitude and approach when you teach your children versus expecting your kids to do chores without training. Without training, you probably feel frustrated because you end up nagging which leads...