Articles by Sara Bean, M.Ed. - page 2

4 Tips to Help Get Kids to Clean Their Rooms



“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 »

Teen boy with poor hygiene

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



It’s incredibly frustrating to deal with a child who refuses to take care of himself or herself—a child with bad hygiene. They look bad and we often see it as a reflection of our parenting. It's embarrassing. We hear from many parents during parent coaching sessions whose kids won’t shower or brush their teeth—sometimes for... Read more »

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How to Walk Away From a Fight With Your Child



You’ve probably heard these words of advice before: “Just walk away when your child is trying to pull you into a fight.” Kids argue with their parents all the time and, in many cases, it's tolerable and normal. But when your child becomes disrespectful, starts to yell or swear, or becomes irate and won't calm... Read more »

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