Routine & Structure

Why routine and structure are vital to your child's life. Parenting strategies that help you implement family structure.

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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Consistent Parenting: How to Unlock the Secret

By Janet Lehman, MSW

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"Being consistent is the hardest thing of all," many parents tell us. And it's so true—it’s easy to lay down a rule and then let it slide when you’re tired or in a hurry. In this article, Janet Lehman explains why consistency is the key to your child’s behavior—and tells you ways to keep on... Read more »

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Do You Dread Coming Home To Your Kids?

By James Lehman, MSW

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“On the way home from work every day, I start getting stressed out because I know that my 15-year-old son will be there waiting, ready to start a fight with me. There are times when I just want to turn the car around and not deal with him anymore, but I know that’s wrong. I’m... Read more »

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