Child Behavior Problems

How to Get Kids to Do Chores Without an Argument

By Janet Lehman, MSW


“I’ve told you to clean your room 1,000 times!” Why nagging your child, yelling and repeating yourself don’t work—and how to talk to your kids so they will listen. Here’s the truth: nagging and arguing with your child doesn’t work. We parents often get in a rut—out of stress, frustration or just not knowing any other... Read more »

Sibling Rivalry: Good Kid vs. Bad Kid

By Carole Banks


As an advisor to parent coaching, I frequently hear calls involving sibling rivalry conflicts. An important thing to remember is that sibling rivalry is a normal emotional state in children. Children compete with each other for their parent’s approval and affection. In fact, adult children still can feel competitive about their parents’ attention. One of... Read more »

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Kids Fighting? Read This Before Summer Starts

By Debbie Pincus, MS LMHC


Why are our kids often at each other’s throats in the summer? The biggest cause of fighting during the long summer break is the fact that you’re spending a whole lot of time together. If external stresses increase—if there’s trouble at work, a bad break–up for one of your teens, or you’re caring for a... Read more »

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Does Your Child Say This? “I Hate You!”

By James Lehman, MSW


Does Your Child Say This? "I hate you." Of all the weapons in your child’s arsenal, the words “I hate you” can have the power to reduce any parent to tears or anger. Children know that saying this can paralyze a parent during a fight, which is why they use this tactic to get what they... Read more »

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