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Kids Behavior

Are You a Bullied Parent?

Sean Grover | Posted 07.21.2015 | Parents
Sean Grover

Over the years, as I have listened to hundreds of bullied parents in my office. Though they hail from difficult cultures and communities, their child's bullying is shockingly similar and equally as dismal. So, which parents are most likely to be bullied by their kids? Good question. They actually fit into two broad categories.

How To Set Limits For Kids Without Harshness, Fear Or Shame

Sarah MacLaughlin, LSW | Posted 03.24.2014 | Parents
Sarah MacLaughlin, LSW

Kids need boundaries and limits to feel safe. But setting and enforcing them is tricky, especially if you are trying to avoid coercion, threats and bribes.

The Question of Bribery

Kenneth Barish, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Kenneth Barish, Ph.D.

When we offer to do something children want in return for helping us when they would rather be doing something else, this is not always a bribe. It can also be an expression of appreciation and an opportunity to teach the importance of reciprocity.

Please Don't Assume My Kids Can't Behave In A Restaurant

Kim Bongiorno | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Kim Bongiorno

You want my kids to act properly in a restaurant? How about YOU act properly in a restaurant? Stop being openly judgy of children, rude to the waitstaff and dismissive of a parent's ability to teach her kids how to act in public.

6 Proven Methods for Inspiring Your Children to Behave

Carin Kilby Clark | Posted 11.19.2013 | Parents
Carin Kilby Clark

My kids have been the best test/focus group I ever could have asked for and through them I have learned, by trial and error -- lots and lots of error -- what works best in getting them to behave.

The Parenting Cliché I Finally Understand

JD Roberto | Posted 06.22.2013 | Parents
JD Roberto

Now I'm beginning to think my parents' judgment was a good deal better than I gave them credit for -- at least when it comes to getting your kids to do what needs to get done.