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Help! My Child is “The Constant Interrupter”

By James Lehman, MSW

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Does your child seem to interrupt every conversation with the words, "But Mom..." or "But Dad..." ? Do they constantly cut you off mid-sentence to tell you that something's not fair?   Interrupting comes from a variety of sources, including over-stimulation, competition with siblings and peers, impulsivity and general family patterns of communication. It’s helpful to... Read more »

“I’m So Exhausted”: 4 Tips to Combat Parental Burnout

By Erin Schlicher

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Are you often exhausted as a parent? Do you regularly feel drained, overwhelmed and off-balance when it comes to raising your kids? It’s hard for every parent, but when your children have tough behavioral problems, like ADHD, frequent defiance or other chronic acting-out behaviors, the task of raising them to adulthood can sometimes feel like... Read more »

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Teen Curfews—Should You Ever Negotiate?

By James Lehman, MSW

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There are times when your teen probably seems like a seasoned litigator and your kitchen feels like a courtroom. Kids are surprisingly adept at negotiating, and sometimes it’s hard to "beat them at their own game." While it’s important to teach kids how to negotiate because it’s a necessary life skill, what they don’t need... Read more »

Does Your Child Say This? “I forgot.”

By James Lehman, MSW

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Is your child’s answer to everything, “I forgot?” The fact of the matter is, sometimes children do forget, and certainly a reminder from the parent to do their work or complete a task is appropriate. But when kids use “I forgot” on a regular basis, it becomes a way to justify irresponsible... Read more »

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