Child’s Targeted Behavior Problems

by James Lehman, MSW For many children, behavior problems are not universal; they’re targeted. Targeted at dad, at mom, at the stepmother, at the fiancé, at a sibling. The following two case studies reveal how normally charming and compliant children can become defiant or even abusive with one person in the family. James Lehman examines […]

Book Review: Tilly’s Moonlight Garden

We received advanced review copy of Tilly’s Moonlight Garden by Julia Green prior to its October 2012 release. Tilly’s Moonlight Garden is about a young girl adjusting to changes in her life. Tilly and her family have recently moved to a new home where she has no friends. Her mother is ill. Her father is […]

Multiple Childhood Fears Concern Parent

Question: My son is aged 7 years old and has a lot of fears in him. He has a fear of heights, in so much as he will not climb onto a 6 foot slide in a park. He will not even sit on a swing. He is afraid of being in a swimming pool, […]

How far will you go to protect your child’s self-esteem?

If you read news online, you may have seen talk about the dad who protected his son from bullies by wearing a skirt. If you haven’t, you can read the full story here. The short of it is this man’s 5 year old son was being bullied because he liked to wear little girl’s skirts […]

How to Diffuse a Temper Tantrum

If you haven’t experienced this, you will soon enough. All children, especially toddlers and teenagers, will have at least one temper tantrum in their lifetime (if you’re lucky). For parents, it can be a frustrating time, but you are not without help. Here are some tips to diffuse a temper tantrum and keep tempers cool. […]

Five Common Parenting Mistakes and How to Fix Them

Let’s face it – children don’t come with instruction booklets. What they do come with is years of experience from those who have done it before. Utilizing the advice and assistance of experienced professionals and other parents can help you avoid the most common parenting mistakes. No one wants to admit that they are a […]

Five Manners Kids Should Know and Use

Everyone wants a well-mannered child. But, what do they need to know for this to happen? Below are five manners that every child needs to cultivate in their life. Parents have so many responsibilities. Two of them are to teach their child right from wrong and how to act. It’s the latter that has parents […]

Cool Children Bedroom Ideas

Are you thinking of getting your children their own bedroom? For the young ones, the bedroom is one of the most important places in the world. It is the place they ran into whenever school and peers have put too much stress for them to handle. Not only does it makes them feel safe whenever […]

8 Fall Family Activities

As summer comes to an end and with schools back in session, chances are your life is settling back into a routine. While the fall season seems to be a time to relax, it doesn’t you and your family cannot enjoy the great outdoors. Here are eight fall activities that the whole family can enjoy. […]

Is Shunning an Act of Bullying?

One of our readers had an excellent question about kids who deliberately avoid or reject another.  We’ve probably all experienced this either for ourselves or watched it happen to someone else.  Shunning for no known reason to the person being ignored can be confusing and hurtful. We asked expert, Amy Burzinski to offer some feedback […]