Articles by James Lehman, MSW - page 2

Parenting Teens: Parental Authority vs. Peer Pressure

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It’s one of the hardest things parents deal with: even if you’re trying to raise your child the right way, as soon as he walks out the door, you know he’s going to be exposed to all sorts of negative—even dangerous—influences. From dress to attitude to a popular culture that says it’s cool to drink... Read more »

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Why Child Counseling Doesn’t Always Work

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Have you sent your acting-out, verbally abusive or behaviorally-disordered child to counseling, only to find that it didn't improve his behavior at all? Or maybe counseling worked for awhile, but then your child fell back into the same old patterns of behavior. Counseling for kids can be effective and helpful, but not all counseling is... Read more »

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Sassy Kids: How to Deal with a Mouthy Child

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Most kids go through phases where they are sassy, sarcastic, mouthy, or disrespectful. As a parent, it’s hard to know when to let it slide and when to address the problem. That's why parents often ask me the following: “How do you differentiate between disrespectful, sassy, or fresh language and abusive language?” These behaviors are... Read more »

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