Helping Your Child to Deal with Change

Fall marks the beginning of many new things both for our children and for us. Starting something new always means change and all of us respond to change differently. Many of us welcome it but many of us are filled with apprehension and fear. Many of your children will be... Read More

How Can I Teach My Child Respect?

A common theme over the past 20 years has been how much children have changed from when we were growing up in terms of how they show respect. I know that for the most part in the 1960's, anyone in a position of authority commanded respect which included parents, teachers,... Read More

Why Wont My Child Do as I Say?

In speaking with parents a comment I frequently hear is "My child won't listen!" Repeated attempts in trying to get a child to co-operate often lands on deaf ears and leaves parents feeling exhausted and helpless. Frequently we say things we later regret and become riddled with guilt. Usual attempts... Read More

Its OK to Say No

In the last 20 years we've all been introduced to a new style of parenting that is much more democratic than most of us experienced, growing up. Families are more child- centered than they were before, we no longer advocate spanking as an effective form of discipline, we often allow... Read More

Character Education

Every parent wants their child to develop positive character traits. One way to supplement your child's character education is to act as a filter for the movies and television shows your child watches, and to review the books your child reads.The following categories are modeled after "The Book of Virtues... Read More

Parenting Your Teenager: Of Course You Can Search Your Teens Room

Q. We recently caught our son smoking pot, and we wonder whether he's doing more stuff. We have reason to believe he has been hiding drugs in his room, and we're wondering whether we should go into his room to see whether we can find anything. Some parents we've talked... Read More

Parenting Your Teenager: The Bottom Line Issues

Q. When you consult with a family with teens, what are the typical bottom-line issues?A. Not surprisingly, the bottom line issues for parents are very different than the bottom line issues for the teen.For the parents, the bottom line issues look something like this:They see the kid they raised from... Read More

Parenting Your Teenager: Responding to a Poor Progress Report in School

Q. We just got our daughter's progress report, and it looks as if no matter how hard she works she'll get all C's and D's, when she had been getting A's and B's. What do you recommend to help her do better next nine weeks?A. There could be many issues... Read More

Parenting Your Teenager: Kids and Money

Most teens go into the work world ill-prepared to manage the money they will be making. Even if their parents have attempted to teach them about money, they still haven't had the wonderfully frightening experience we have all had. You know the one: It's called ``getting to the end of... Read More

Positive Parenting of Teenagers: Helping Your Teen Understand What I Cant Afford It Means

Because most teens have not had the experience of getting to the end of the money before the end of the month, the words, ``I can't afford it,'' have little or no meaning.Here's what can happen in lots of homes:``Mom, can I get a new (fill in the blank)?''``No, honey,... Read More

In The News:

A lagoon in western Greece is starting to look more like an abandoned home's basement than a picturesque shoreline.
An angler in Georgia recently reeled in a Kemp’s Ridley sea turtle off a pier in Tybee Island.
An alligator was spotted in a New Jersey township this week, authorities say -- and are asking people to report if they see the creature.
Residents affected by the aftermath of Hurricane Florence may have noticed something unusual floating in the storm’s floodwaters: “islands” of fire ants.
Two tiny explorers are pushing the bounds of their kind, but if scientists have their way, the two adventurers will soon have plenty of company.
A new study shows that dozens of ice volcanoes used to litter the surface of the dwarf planet, Ceres billions of years ago.
This is the moment a snorkeler swimming in Scotland spotted a huge dorsal fin behind his pal - and realized a massive shark was directly behind them.
Archaeologists believe they have found the final resting place of Captain James Cook's ship HMS Endeavour off the East Coast of America.
An actual astronaut has suggested he — or any qualified person — may be useful to tech billionaire Elon Musk’s planned round trip to the Moon in 2023.
An ancient, 2,000-year-old Roman cemetery has been found in Lincolnshire, England. Included in the find were pieces of pottery, skeletons and "grave goods" for the deceased.
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Attaboy! Encouraging Phrases That Build Confidence

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An Overview of Alternative Treatments for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

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From Good to GREAT: Secrets On Becoming A Better Dad

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Top 10 Ways to Motivate Your Student

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Road Trip! Make It Fun For Your Toddler

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Bath Time Fun

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The Different Types, or Styles, of ADHD

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Help My Preteen/Teenager is Driving Me Nuts!

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Watch What You Say

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Guide to Choosing Plush Toys for Children

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Honey I Can?t Afford The Kids

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Dad, Go Ahead and Cry

She slipped her small, soft eight-year-old hand into mine. Her... Read More

Dealing with Lying: The Dos and Donts

Jason Roberts listened to his son's explanation of the missing... Read More

The B Word

Former students would probably attest to the fact that few... Read More