“Mom…Mom…Mom…Mom…” Do you ever hear this coming from your kids while you are in the middle of a conversation with someone else? Have you ever responded by turning and yelling, “WHAT!” and then felt just a little embarrassed (or maybe not) for yourself or for your kids’ rude behavior? Read more »
setting limits with kids
Many parents complain about how their children leave stuff all over the house. Parents either feel like unpaid servants or like broken records constantly nagging their kids to clean up after themselves. Some parents say that it takes less energy to clean up after their children then to get their children to clean up after themselves. Other parents complain that their children don’t move to clean up until they start yelling – and they hate the fact that they yell. Read more »
It’s 6:30am Friday morning. My 4-year-old son comes wandering into my room and asks, “Dad, what day is it?” I respond by saying, “It’s Friday.”
“It’s Friday!” he exclaims with a burst of energy. Then he asks, “Can I watch a woovie (movie)?” Read more »
It’s easy to fall into the trap of demanding and threatening as a parent – especially when you want your child to get something done quickly. “If you don’t clean your room right now, you can forget about playing on the IPOD for the rest of the day.” Or “If you don’t finish your chores in the next 30 minutes you’re not going to have any friends over today.” Or finally, “I am sick and tired of you leaving your stuff all over the kitchen. If it isn’t cleaned up in 10 minutes you are going to be grounded!” Read more »
Are you starting to have a hard time dealing with your teen's behavior? Do you find it a little disturbing that your son/daughter starts to say things that he/she didn't normally say when he/she was younger? You don't need to consult Arizona psychiatrists right away, nor feel helpless with your situation. Below, you will find an article that discusses about teens and disrespect. Read more »
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