When Your Child Is Out of Control

When Your Child Is Out of Control

“My child is out of control!” I have heard this heartfelt cry so many times from parents who are frustrated at not being obeyed. But the problem is not simply a matter of exacting compliance. Let’s start by considering the complaint. When you say “out of control,” you...
Lighthearted Ways to Manage Your Child’s Behavior

Lighthearted Ways to Manage Your Child’s Behavior

It’s great when parents can correct a young child without provoking tension, conflict, and a power struggle. One way of doing this is to use some form of playful humor to make your point.  Some of the examples below work well in families with several children. ...
Do You Know These Ten Top Strategies of Supermoms?

Do You Know These Ten Top Strategies of Supermoms?

Ever wonder why some kids seem to have it all? Some children succeed in school, have lots of friends, and look confident. In a group they appear connected to others and seem to be having fun. On their own, they take pride in their talents and achievements. They are...
What Your Child Says Without Speaking

What Your Child Says Without Speaking

Most of what I know about children I have learned by observing them. What children say is only a small part of the story. How they look, act, and respond to their immediate environment—as well as to you and me—is far more important. The longer you look, and the more...
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