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This is the place to read blog posts from our experts and from Empowering Parents' team of dedicated Parent Bloggers, who write about their own experiences raising their children. Comment, ask questions, and share advice.

Understanding Emotional Triggers

You specifically told your daughter to be home by 9pm. It’s almost 10 o’clock, and you’re sick with worry. As you pick up the phone to call her again, the front door opens. You can’t contain your emotion... Where have you been? Do you realize how worried I was? You never answered your phone! I said... Read more »

Backtalk: How to Handle it Effectively

Halloween is coming and your house looks like a tornado blew through it. Tired of wading through pumpkin seeds and candy wrappers, you tell your daughter it’s time to stop playing her game and help clean up the kitchen. She responds with, “We NEVER do anything fun around here. We ALWAYS have to clean up. I hate... Read more »

What to Do When Nothing Is Working

Some days, parenting is like running through a maze...no matter where you turn, each path feels longer and more tiring than the last. Just as you get closer to a solution, a new obstacle blocks your way. You've hit a wall with your child's behavior. “I’ve tried everything. He’ll never change...I just don’t know what else... Read more »

Don’t Panic! Help for Parental Anxiety

It's late. No matter how hard you try, sleep won't come. Each time you close your eyes, your mind wanders… He's disorganized and unmotivated...how will he keep a job? He treats me like dirt...how could he possibly handle a relationship, or start a family? ...and the list goes on. When battling behavior problems, it's easy to think a... Read more »

The Upside to Bad Behavior

Life is busy, isn’t it? We often get caught up in what needs to get done and focus our attention on what isn’t working, or what needs to change. This can get exhausting! By giving yourself a break and finding the positive in power struggles, you can take some of the weight off your shoulders. At... Read more »