Parental Authority & Control

Do You Stay Mad at Your Kids and Hold a Grudge When They Misbehave? (How It Can Backfire on You)

By RebeccaW, Parent Coach

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“I am SO angry right now!!!  Why should I give my child another chance, when he’s just going to do it again?!” You're not alone if you find yourself feeling frustrated, angry or hurt by your child’s repeated heart-piercing statements or inappropriate actions.  As parent coaches, we hear about everything from huge curse-laden screaming matches, to lies about homework... Read more »

Are Grandparents Undermining Your Parenting?

By RebeccaW, Parent Coach

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Do you have a well-meaning (or not so well-meaning) relative who constantly undermines your parenting? I wrote a blog about grandparents, and the positive role that they can play in your child’s life.  What happens, though, when the opposite happens --when grandparents or other relatives try to negate or undermine the limits you set on... Read more »

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It’s OK to Say “No” to Your Child (Really!)

By Dr. Joan Simeo Munson

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Why are fewer parents using the word “No” and failing to give their children consequences that will make their inappropriate behavior stop? Before that question is answered, I feel there should be a word about why the word “No” needs to be in the vocabulary of every parent. From the beginning, our children look to us... Read more »