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Anger in Children

How to Respond to Your Child's Angry Outbursts

Signe Whitson | Posted 04.13.2014 | Parents
Signe Whitson

One minute, she was walking toward me, the next, she was dragging her body forward, propelled only by tears and heartfelt accusations: You always make me miss everything fun! I don't want to go! I'm not going! You always make me leave! I never get to stay for the fun things.

Do's and Don'ts of Teaching Your Child to Cope with Anger

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 07.06.2013 | Parents
Dr. Gail Gross

While children are growing and still learning how to cope with anger, they tend to instinctively use anger as a defense against physical and emotional pain. As the parent, there are many ways you can help your child through these emotional moments.

Do Your Responses Make Your Child's Problem Better or (Gulp!) Worse?

Signe Whitson | Posted 09.16.2012 | Parents
Signe Whitson

Have you ever been in a situation with your child where, "out-of-the-blue," they seem to want to fight?

5 Ways to Parent a Perfectionist

Signe Whitson | Posted 09.01.2012 | Parents
Signe Whitson

When I watch my 7-year old daughter agonize over handwriting homework and berate herself for missing one question on her 30-problem math test, I worry about her future.

5 Steps for Understanding What's Really Bugging Your Kids

Signe Whitson | Posted 08.04.2012 | Parents
Signe Whitson

"Can words cause whiplash?" I wondered. My white knuckles clutched the steering wheel with primitive force and I'm pretty sure the woman in the next lane saw steam coming out of my ears.

The Angry Smile: Recognizing & Responding to Your Child's Passive-Aggressive Behavior

Signe Whitson | Posted 06.11.2012 | Parents
Signe Whitson

Anytime we mirror a child's poor behavior instead of modeling a healthier way to behave, our victories add up to long-term relationship damage and lasting hostilities.

Are You Two At It Again? Why Sibling Rivalry is Good for Kids

Signe Whitson | Posted 05.19.2012 | Parents
Signe Whitson

Whether in times of war or periods of peace, there is one thing sibling relationships have in common: Siblings can be each others' very best teachers.

The Best Bad Report Card Ever: Why I Delight In the "Minus" on My Daughter's Report Card

Signe Whitson | Posted 03.06.2012 | Parents
Signe Whitson

Recently, I met with my four year-old's pre-school teacher for a scheduled school conference. After the niceties and pleasantries were exchanged, the teacher slid a report-card-like rating sheet across the desk.