Frustrated Trying to Manage Everyone and Do the Chores

Question: I am married and have 3 children. One oldest is 19, was born with Spina Bifida and has been a challenge most of his life. Gratefully he is “normal” from the waist up and paralyzed from the waist down. I have a daughter that is 10 and a son that is 9. My 9 […]

Rebellious Teen

The teen and toddler stages ( the terrible T’s) tempt parents to run screaming into the night out of frustration. It’s true that wise parenting includes knowing when to pick your battles. Unfortunately, it’s during these two stages of growing independence that we must “out stubborn” our kids to stay connected with them. If your […]

ADHD and Teens

There is a fair amount of information available to parents of young children with ADD/ADHD and/or defiant behavior, but what about these same parents of teen children, specifically teens between the ages of 13-17? Behaviors and habits are more engrained and the traditional approaches that may work or are more appropriate to use with young […]

Depressed Grandchild

Could my grandson be clinically depressed, even at 10yrs old? Question: I’m raising my 10yr old grandson. I’ve had him since he is 6mos old, due to his mother having uncontrolled Bipolar Disorder. It is very hard for him living apart from his mother, with whom he has had a scattered relationship throughout the years. […]

Oppositional Defiant Disorder: The War at Home

Here is what parents are saying about “The Autism and ADHD Diet“, which many parents have found useful to use as an Oppositional Defiant Disorder Diet as well: I read this book in a couple of hours. Once I started,is was like a great mystery, I couldn’t wait til the next chapter. Ms. Silberberg has […]