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Effective Problem Solving Strategies: How Do You Teach Children To Responsibly Solve Their Own Problems?

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“I don’t know what’s up with my friends lately.  It seems they never have time to hang out and do anything I think will be fun,” David complains to his mom, Chloe. “Well there is so much you can do on your own, David.  What do you need your friends for?  Why don’t you go read one of those books from the library or practice your guitar?” Chloe suggests “Agh, Mom, you just don’t understand.  Don’t you know what it’s like to want to hang out with your friends anymore?” David asks “Well, if they don’t want to do the things you like, then what kind of friends are they? ... (Read More ...)

Are You Parenting Adult Children Living At Home Getting Ready To Leave The Nest Or Finding Yourself Parenting Adult Children Living At Home Again?

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When your youngest child turned 18, you thought you were done raising children. Although your 18 year old has gone away to college, your 19 year old tried going away to college last year, got home-sick and decided to come back home to go to the community college. Another child has been having a hard time. He lost his job and has moved back in with you as well. So now you find yourself parenting adult children living at home again. You thought this was going to be a time to relax and have less worries. Instead, you are still staying up at night wondering when your children will be in. Sometimes... (Read More ...)

Whether Parenting Adult Children Living At Home Again Or Living On Their Own, How Can Parents And Adult Children Work Out Problems Respectfully?

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Your children have entered adulthood. You thought they were old enough to make decisions for themselves. But when you see poor decisions being made, you feel like stepping in to give advice and help them make better choices. When you try to tell them what they need to do or give suggestions on how to solve a problem responsibly, you wind up arguing, yelling and getting into power struggles. Eventually you get so tired of pleading and arguing that you either give up or give in. Why does parenting adult children seem so difficult? Follow These Easy Steps To Work Out Problems Between Parents and... (Read More ...)

Is Time Out An Effective Child Discipline Tool For Handling Misbehavior?

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IS TIME OUT AN EFFECTIVE CHILD DISCIPLINE TOOL FOR HANDLING MISBEHAVIOR? Alice is four years old.  When her two-year-old brother won’t share a toy she wants, she pulls his hair.  Alice is sent to time out.  She starts having a tantrum and says, “I wanted that toy and he wouldn’t give it to me.”  The parent says, “Well, pulling hair is not how to ask for a toy you want.  Go to the corner for time out and think about how mean you were.” What will happen next?  Will Alice calm down or get more upset?  Will she sit in the corner and think about how it wasn’t nice to pull her brother’s... (Read More ...)

Is There a Drama King or Queen in Your House? How to Respond Helpfully When Handling Children’s Negative Emotions, Feelings and Temper Tantrums

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Is There a Drama King or Queen in Your House? How to Respond Helpfully When Handling Children’s Negative Emotions, Feelings and Temper Tantrums Pat is what most parents would call a Drama Queen or Drama King. Whenever something happens, Pat’s reaction is always over-the-top. It’s so that Pat’s parents feel a need to calm Pat down by saying, “Come on, it’s not that bad,” or “Don’t get so upset.” Over time, they just stop paying attention at all. None of these responses really “work.” In fact, Pat seems to escalate no matter what the parents do. So Pat’s parents have simply... (Read More ...)