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- When your child yells at you: Expecting and teaching respectful behavior
- The Dreaded Public Meltdown: What do I do now?
- Do punishments teach? Does a child need to suffer to learn?
- No More Begging to Get Your Child to Do What you Ask
- Why Do They Behave for Others and Leave me Feeling Like a Parent Failure?
Those who love us and know us well are not mind readers. Help them out. If you dream of breakfast in bed, let them know.
Tips for Halloween, Ghosts, Goblins and Emotion Coaching: Building the Relationship that Keeps Your Child Working with You
Extroverts and introverts – what each type considers “fun” and “needs” is quite different during the holidays.
Darkness falls at 5:00 PM here in Minneapolis. Long, cold nights make us want to curl up under a down comforter with a good book or to simply fall asleep. But like the snow piling up outside, the “to do” list of the holidays dumps more on our schedules already filled to the brim. So how do you keep the “happy” instead of the “hollering” in the holidays?
Being a parent is hard work. Being a parent during the holidays ramps up that responsibility exponentially, add to the mix a spirited child and it’s as though you are about to embark on a tough guy mudder obstacle course.
My spirited son has just turned eight. We had a party, a small gathering of friends which works well for him. He had a great day. Today his behavior is horrid. He is very easily frustrated, yelling and rude.