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Disrespectful Child or Teen? 5 Things Not to Do as a Parent

By Megan Devine, LCPC

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Eye rolling, curses, insults, backtalk, name calling, ignored requests, snide comments: disrespect from your child or teen comes in many different forms. If you’re struggling with disrespectful behavior from your kids, you’re definitely not alone: this is one of the biggest topics of conversation between parents and our online parent coaches. The truth is, disrespectful behavior... Read more »

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Grieving Your Child Who’s “Gone Wrong”

By Megan Devine, LCPC

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Here at Empowering Parents, we’ve received many messages from parents sharing sadness and disappointment over the way their kids have turned out. It’s a subject we don’t talk about very often, but it’s one that really deserves some attention. In The Total Transformation Program, James Lehman talks about parenting the child you have rather than the... Read more »

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Adult Child Living at Home Driving You Crazy?

By Dr. Joan Simeo Munson

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Do you have an adult child living at home who’s driving you crazy in one way or another? Do they seem unable to do chores around the house, contribute financially, or be respectful? If so, you are not alone. In recent years, the old expectation that kids will move on and out of the house has... Read more »

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Defiant Young Children and Toddlers: 5 Things Not to Do

By Dr. Joan Simeo Munson

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“I won’t do it!” “You can’t make me!” “I’m not going!” Do you ever find yourself wondering, “When will this child stop defying me and start doing what I ask?” It can be incredibly frustrating, not to mention exhausting, dealing with a young child or toddler who finds it necessary to challenge your every request, act in a... Read more »

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