In the day-to-day of parenting, it can be excruciating to keep my mouth shut at times. Since I clearly know what is best, it seems like it is my duty to share that with my lovely children. If I don’t tell them what to do and how to do it, how will they learn?
When they... Read more »
The weekend after Thanksgiving, I was driving my son and his friend home after spending the day taking them to play laser tag at a local adventure zone-type place as a special treat. While there, I'd sprung for pizza and milk shakes. I figured I was in the running for "Mom of the Year" with that little... Read more »
With so many divorced parents and blended families out there, differences in parenting crop up all the time. If you are divorced or separated from your child's other parent, your experience may range from peaceful co-parenting to all-out warfare. Different houses with different rules and different parenting styles can make the experience of parenting even... Read more »
This week, we're continuing to feature more winning entries from our recent contest, "Parenting Mistakes I've Made—and How I'm Going to Fix Them!" Each of these parents offers inspiration, encouragement and good, practical tips for all of us. Congratulations again!
—Elisabeth, EP Editor
"How We Stopped Engaging in Power Struggles"
by Joe and Cathie Locetta
Our Mistake: Our teenage... Read more »
Congratulations to the winners of our EP Contest, "This Parenting Technique Really Worked for Me!"
We received so many great entries, it was truly hard to choose just ten. Thanks so much to everyone who participated!
For the next three weeks, we'll be featuring the winning entries in our blog, with a response from 1-on-1 Coach Carole... Read more »
Ah, the battle cry of the "almost adult"! Parents all around the country cringe when they try to enforce a family rule, only to be met with their 17-and-a-half-year-old’s shout: “Soon, you won’t be able to control me at all!”
Is that true? Are all bets off once your child reaches that golden age of eighteen?
The... Read more »
Dear 1-on-1 Coach: My son is the classic, “Give him an inch, and he’ll take a mile” kind of kid. Since using the Total Transformation, we’ve seen some real changes in his behavior, but every time I relax a little and reward him with a later bedtime or extra time on his Xbox, he ends... Read more »
Have you ever noticed how kids are so literal? It seems that at times you must be very literal when communicating with them in order to have a clear understanding of what is expected.
I’ll give you an example: once I asked my daughter, Ashleigh, “Will you be sure to clean your room this afternoon?”... Read more »
I need help with a power struggle with a 13 year old boy and his parents (us)… my son doesn’t want (refuses) to get his longish hair cut, we (parents) want it cut… I have canceled a recent haircut appointment so we can talk it over together, but that has resulted in nothing but my... Read more »