Dealing with tantrums is the part of parenting which most parents dread. They hope their sweet little baby will not ever hit the toddler tantrum phase or the even worse teenage temper tantrum phase. As a young... more
“Mom, I'm going to go to Zack's to play basketball. Is that okay?” Quinton, age fifteen, announced this morning.
I replied, “Quin, you have things to do here at home today, so I don't think we will h... more
How often do you pick up the slack for your children? Do you ask them to do a task and then later fix it or finish it for them? What do you do when you realize the task wasn't done? Most parents just do it them... more
"My 2yo has started crying a LOT the past few days. Over every little thing. Nothing is different physically or environmentally that I can tell. He already has his 2yo molars, too.. He's just been c... more
How does 24 hours loss of privileges work in your house? Let's say a 13 year old boy doesn't want to get on board. But he shouldn't be allowed to just hole up in his room away from the rest of the family!... more
Over the last year, my niece has gone through a change. The once happy, helpful girl changed into a whiny, depressed, girl that didn't look at life the same. One day I got left home with the all the childre... more
"My daughter takes 10 minutes to actually say 'OK' to an instruction. How do I speed things up?"
If it's taking 10 minutes for the daughter to say "Okay" to an instruction, then she is having a power struggl... more