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Should You Coach Your Own Kid?

Should You Coach Your Own Kid?

Fred Engh  06.11.2015
As a former director of a youth sports organization with more than 15,000 kids playing all sports, I can tell you I've seen some great...
Kids Sharing a Room: Blessing or Curse?

Kids Sharing a Room: Blessing or Curse?

Susan Stiffelman  06.10.2015
Allow your daughters to express their feelings about the new arrangement. While some kids adjust to sharing a room without a fuss, others...
Negative 9-Year-Old Won't 'Go With the Flow!'

Negative 9-Year-Old Won't 'Go With the Flow!'

Susan Stiffelman  06. 2.2015
Help your daughter become more aware of any insecurity or anxiety that might fuel her desire to be controlling. Check your judgments at...
5 Tips to Curb Kids' Cursing

5 Tips to Curb Kids' Cursing

Susan Stiffelman  05.19.2015
Nearly all children find it exciting to experiment with naughty words. How we handle this phase will play a large part in determining whether...
My Sister's Son Bullies My Little Boy

My Sister's Son Bullies My Little Boy

Susan Stiffelman  05. 5.2015
If your boys are playing together and your nephew gets frustrated with your son, help him feel sad.
My 4-Year-Old Can't Calm Down!

My 4-Year-Old Can't Calm Down!

Susan Stiffelman  04.28.2015
My 4 1/2-year-old son is a sweet boy, but he seems to lose his ability to listen or calm down whenever he is deep in play with his friends....
Not Taking Our Children's Behavior Personally

Not Taking Our Children's Behavior Personally

Susan Stiffelman  04.15.2015
Our children can push our buttons like no one else can, generating tremendous pain and frustration. Our challenge as parents, again and...
13-Year-Old Becoming a Mean Big Sister

13-Year-Old Becoming a Mean Big Sister

Susan Stiffelman  04. 8.2015
It is very difficult to see our child being mistreated, but even more so when the unkindness comes from one of our other children. And...
My Stepdaughter Claims She's an Outsider

My Stepdaughter Claims She's an Outsider

Susan Stiffelman  04. 1.2015
Whenever I coach the parent of a child with behavioral problems, I ask them to take a few steps back and and look at the misbehavior as...
I Feel Rage When My Daughter Gets Angry

I Feel Rage When My Daughter Gets Angry

Susan Stiffelman  03.25.2015
No one will push our buttons like our children. But seen another way, no one provides us with such rich opportunities to heal the tender...
Fun, Fitness And Fostering Character: 8 Tips To Make Youth Sports Great For Kids

Fun, Fitness And Fostering Character: 8 Tips To Make Youth Sports Great For Kids

Anne Josephson  03.16.2015
Parent brawls, coaches who belittle athletes and the kids who are suffering from injuries, eating disorders or stress and exhaustion. It...
Little Boy Plagued by Irrational Fears

Little Boy Plagued by Irrational Fears

Susan Stiffelman  03.10.2015
It's scary to be young and dependent, more so when children are bombarded with accounts of every kidnapping, natural disaster or terrorist...
Getting Kids to Dinner Is A Nightly Battle!

Getting Kids to Dinner Is A Nightly Battle!

Susan Stiffelman  03. 9.2015
When we come AT our children with rules and regulations, they instinctively resist. But when we enlist them in collectively addressing...