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 … Continue reading

Disciplining Kids: The Secret To Avoiding Power Struggles

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

Lying Children: The Best Way To Promote Honesty (Part 1)

My child is 5 and has started to lie. Honesty is very important to me! I have caught him many times lying, sometimes about the silliest things. How can I stop him from doing this? It can be disconcerting when … Continue reading

Teaching Through Love Instead of Fear – Emotional Needs

One of the big issues in schools today is “bullying.” Parents and teachers struggle daily with how to stop this behavior. Without realizing it, adults teach bullying behavior to children by modeling it when they use the threat of their … Continue reading

Raise your hand if you never yell!

Part 1 of a two-part poll I conduct with my audiences: “Raise your hand if you were reared by a mother who never yelled, yet you consistently obeyed her. To clarify, your mother may have raised her voice emphatically on … Continue reading

Defiant 8-year-old

At some point, all parents are faced with concerns related to defiant or disrespectful children. These broad terms often refer to and can be applied to a variety of specific behaviors. If you have a defiant, disobedient, disrespectful, sassy, or … Continue reading

How to Handle Other People’s Children

An oft-heard subject of controversy is disciplining other peoples’ kids. What do you do when your children have playmates at your home who are misbehaving? I don’t think there is an easy answer to this difficulty. I have heard some … Continue reading

Positive Disciplining

Positive Disciplining yields real results! Continue reading