Family Rules & Limit Setting

Learn about one of the three most important roles of a parent: The Limit Setter. Parenting techniques that will help teach you how to set limits and establish family rules.

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Rules, Boundaries and Older Children Part I

By James Lehman, MSW

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Do you have an adult child living with you? If you're in constant conflict with an older child over everything from curfews (should they have one or shouldn’t they?), to getting a job, to alcohol use, James Lehman offers advice on how to set reasonable limits and how to coach your child to responsibility and... Read more »

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The Disneyland Daddy

By James Lehman, MSW

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Vicki is the single mother of Alex (12), Ryan (8) and Jessica (6). To make ends meet, she works two jobs—as a receptionist during the week and part-time catering on weekends. She has been divorced from Mike, a supervisor for a building contractor, for two years. Her relationship with Mike is strained at best, hostile... Read more »

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4 Tips to Help Get Kids to Clean Their Rooms

By Sara Bean, M.Ed.

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“My 13-year-old daughter’s bedroom is so awful it looks like a tornado just ripped through it! When I ask her to clean it up, she either ignores me or throws a fit!” If this sounds like your child, you are not alone. Many people who call parent coaching complain of rooms so messy they can't... Read more »

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