Parents of strong willed children have my sympathy and congratulations. Why? Once upon a time, I was one of those smart, willful, independent, children. Then, I grew up and became the parent of a strong willed child. Thank heavens my … Continue reading
Conflict resolution is the methods and processes involved in facilitating the peaceful ending of social conflict including but not limited to negotiation, mediation, diplomacy, and creative peace building.
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 … Continue reading
Under the best set of circumstances parenting can be difficult, but it can be even more challenging if you are attempting to co-parent effectively. Does this position, sound familiar? Don’t give up. There are some co-parenting strategies to help avoid … Continue reading
I listened to a 1-minute video about giving children choices. My issue with choices is when my 3- year old daughter doesn’t make a choice. I ask her calmly to make a choice. She says “NOTHING”. So I calmly say … Continue reading
In previous posts, we have spoken about the differences between punishment and consequences and how to use this knowledge to discipline your teen. Can this work with younger kids? It most definitely can. Punishment is usually metered out with anger … Continue reading
Many times we punish teens and we really don’t have to. Punishing teens means that we deliver our judgments in a harsh accusatory manner. For example, when our teens come home late we might immediately run to ground them. “How … Continue reading
We had some great feedback from a recent class we did on “When Your Child Is Defiant: Simple Ways To Avoid Power Struggles.” Here’s some of the feedback… “I really identified with a lot of what you spoke … Continue reading