Learn a simple process that gets impulsive, destructive children to think about the consequences of their actions. Take your authority back by using “Fail-Proof Consequences” that can’t be ignored by your defiant child. For parents of children with Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), Conduct Disorder, or extreme defiance. Remember—you can’t control your child’s choices, but you can hold them accountable.
Does your child complain constantly? No matter how hard you try, something is always wrong: from what you made for dinner, to the horrible school you force her to attend, to the unfair rules in your house and everything in between. If you’re like most parents, you’ve tried to point out that things aren’t nearly... Read more »
By Debbie Pincus, MS LMHC
Let’s face it, “No” gets a reaction. Kids thrive on the connection they have with you, and if a child is always negative, they will usually get a reaction from their parents. As odd as it sounds, sometimes the negativity spewing from your child’s lips is not meant to sound as bad as it does.... Read more »
By Janet Lehman, MSW
“It’s not my fault. That’s not fair!” How many times has your child shouted this when she’s upset? Although it’s often difficult to know how to respond to this as a parent, understand that it’s normal for children and teens to feel this way from time to time. Kids have keener “fairness detectors” than we... Read more »