“I can’t find anything good about my child!” “I am so angry and frustrated I don’t even like her/him right now!” We talk to many parents on the Parent Support Line that feel that they are unable to find something positive about their child because of their argumentative and sometimes abusive behavior. This is especially… Read more »
Raising children has changed so much in one or two generations. We speak with parents, grandparents and even Great Grandparents with our 1-on-1 Coaching Service that are currently raising children. Each generation seems to ask the same child rearing question: “What happened?” How come what worked for one generation doesn’t work for the next? What exactly has changed?
Your adolescent son or daughter disappears down the hall punching the wall and slamming their bedroom door. You’re Tween just grunts and walks away, or your younger child has a complete temper tantrum every time you say “no.” Parenting a child who seems to have “anger overload,” — and who doesn’t want to talk, problem solve, or communicate in any… Read more »
I am convinced there is a guilt hormone that no one has discovered yet. Soon after my daughter was born, I noticed this growing sense of guilt, horror and fear. The first time I gave my daughter a bath in the little blue plastic tub for infants, I was petrified. I had to have my husband… Read more »
While walking my dog around dawn one morning, I realized that the way James Lehman describes faulty thinking in children describes what I do on a regular basis. Instead of focusing on the color of the new leaves on the trees or looking for hawks, I was suddenly aware that I was missing it all by obsessing about… Read more »
Let’s be real. Even though we love our children, there are days when we’re just plain tired of parenting. Look at it this way: How many of us wake EVERY morning thinking, “I can’t wait to get to work!!” Just like with a job, there are going to be days when we feel like burrowing in and pulling… Read more »
I love going out for dinner with my adult children. No cooking, no clean up, no distractions. I get to connect with my children. Our new rule? Cell phones are locked in the car where they can beep, sing and vibrate all evening. This was not always the case, however. We created this rule after… Read more »
ADHD. ODD. LD. Physically Disabled. Labels, acronyms, stereotypes, and physical differences affect us all. There is a great deal of negativity associated with these types of words — and their meanings — perhaps because they focus on only one aspect of the person.
What came first, the midyear slump or the argument? Whether your child is in elementary school, middle school or high school, their abilities can vary from scholastic success to academic phobia, with most children falling somewhere in between. How can you deal with this range of attitudes and sibling differences?
I had an aunt who would always call after Christmas and ask if I’d gotten her gift. This was something I expected and dreaded every Christmas and birthday. I have to admit, it might have been February before I finished the last thank you note, but I did get them all done, every year, every… Read more »