Child Behavior Problems

Unmotivated Child? 6 Ways to Get Your Child Going

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Why is it so hard to motivate kids? As parents, we often have a funny, inaccurate belief that our children won’t care unless we twist their arms. But the simple truth is that your attempts to motivate your child are probably working against you. You can’t make your child care just because you do—in fact, you... Read more »

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Arguing With Your Child? Five Things You Shouldn’t Do

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For many parents, every conversation with their kids seems to turn into an argument. The parents I have worked with get completely frustrated and then don’t know how to make it stop. Whether it’s during a difficult time (like adolescence) or over several years, arguing can seem like the only form of communication that parents... Read more »

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Why Kids Tell Lies And What To Do About It

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Q: When your child lies to you, it hurts. As parents, it makes us angry and we take it personally. We feel like we can never trust our child again. Why does lying cause such anger, pain and worry for parents? James: Parents are understandably very afraid of their children getting hurt and getting into trouble,... Read more »

6 Things You Should Never Say to Your Child

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Do you find yourself saying things to your child during an argument without even thinking about it? Let’s face it, it’s almost impossible to be detached or objective when your child is in your face fighting with you. And naturally, it feels like a personal attack when he’s saying rude things or calling you names.... Read more »

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How to Deal With Teenage Attitude

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At Empowering Parents, we often hear from parents who feel frustrated at their teenager's bad attitude and irresponsible behavior. Whether it's doing well in school or keeping a job, some kids just don't seem to care. And many teens have what James Lehman, creator of The Total Transformation® child behavior program, calls a "dreamer" mentality.... Read more »

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