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How to Manage Aggressive Child Behavior

By Janet Lehman, MSW

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I’ve talked with a lot of parents who feel out of control in the face of their child’s anger and aggression. In fact, I can’t tell you how many moms and dads have said, “I feel like I’m failing at parenting." In my opinion, it’s not so important why you as a parent aren’t effective... Read more »

Poor Hygiene in Children: “My Kid Stinks-Help!”

By Sara Bean, M.Ed.

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“My kid is such a pig! I can’t take it anymore!” Every day we talk to parents on the Parental Support Line whose kids won’t shower or brush their teeth for days—or weeks—on end. Maybe your child refuses to put on deodorant or wash his face. Perhaps your daughter wears the same lived-in clothes every day... Read more »

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Mother stating consequences to her defiant son

Kids Who Ignore Consequences: 10 Ways to Make Them Stick

By James Lehman, MSW

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Does your child ignore every consequence you give him? James Lehman can help with 10 specific ways to make consequences work—even for the most resistant child. When kids are faced with something unpleasant, they'll often act like it doesn't matter to them. When your child says, “I don't care,” or seems unaffected when you give him... Read more »

Your Child Is Not Your “Friend”

By James Lehman, MSW

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There is a purely emotional part of the parent/child relationship that is built on affection and esteem. Parents and children are genetically geared to love each other, and it’s a beautiful thing to behold. But there’s a stage where parenting becomes a functional role, not just an emotional role. With infants, the emotional role shows when... Read more »

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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