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Ask Parent Coaching: How to Help an Antisocial Teenager

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Dear parent coaching: Help! My teenage son is a basement vampire. I have a problem with my 14 year old son and have not read anything similar about this on other blogs. My son doesn't want to be involved in ANYTHING! We have tried sports, dog training, piano lessons, drums in band, church activities, fencing, 4-H -- you name... Read more »

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The Key to a Solid Family: Make Time for Your Spouse

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In graduate school I had a very wise marital and family counseling professor who said, “The parental relationship is central to a family with kids.” As a newly married student with no kids, I didn’t pay much attention to him. It wasn’t until I had my firstborn that I realized something: kids can ruin your... Read more »

Help! What Do You Do When Your Child is Excluded?

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School started off with a bang this year, and all seemed to be going well until last week, when my 5-year-old son began coming home and reporting that "no one would play with him" and "nobody wanted to be his friend." My stomach twisted into a knot as I watched him dejectedly kicking the rocks... Read more »

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