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This is the place to read blog posts from our experts and from Empowering Parents' team of dedicated Parent Bloggers, who write about their own experiences raising their children. Comment, ask questions, and share advice.

Trouble at School? How Parents Can Respond

School progress reports have arrived and it doesn’t look good. Your son is missing multiple assignments and his grades are dropping fast. You know he can do better, but every time you try to talk about it, you get angry or frustrated. How can you effectively respond to trouble at school? Now that we’re through the back-to-school season,... Read more »

How Parents Give Away Their Authority

There’s no getting around it...giving consequences and setting limits makes you uncomfortable. You don’t like to be seen as “the bad guy.” Besides, your partner is a much better disciplinarian - they have no problem enforcing the rules, and the kids actually listen to them. It all works out, right? Not always - if you consistently wait for... Read more »

3 Tips for New School Year Complaints

“But I don’t want to start school!” I’ve heard my teenage daughter utter that phrase at least a thousand times in the past week. Well, maybe not quite a thousand, but it sure felt like it! It was so hard to know how to respond. How could I reassure her that things will be okay, without ignoring her... Read more »