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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 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.

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.