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My Son Thinks Homework Is Optional

My Son Thinks Homework Is Optional

09. 8.2011
Dear Susan, How can I make my 11-year-old see that homework is not optional? Threats don't work, nor does deprivation of a favorite toy...
My 7-Year-Old Is Getting Kicked Off The School Bus For Misbehavior!

My 7-Year-Old Is Getting Kicked Off The School Bus For Misbehavior!

09. 8.2011
Dear Susan, My 7-year-old is very cranky most of the time. Time outs and taking things away from her don't seem to work. She got kicked...
Six Ways To Help Kids Adjust To A New Teacher

Six Ways To Help Kids Adjust To A New Teacher

09. 8.2011
By Susan Stiffleman Some children naturally embrace change, eagerly weaving new people into their lives. But many kids form attachments...
'I'm Not Going To School And You Can't Make Me!'

'I'm Not Going To School And You Can't Make Me!'

Susan Stiffleman  09. 8.2011
By Susan Stiffleman As the new school year begins, more than a few children are struggling with first day jitters. Some may go so far...
Easing The Homework Pain

Easing The Homework Pain

09. 8.2011
By Susan Stiffleman I don't want to speak in absolutes, but I can say with reasonable certainty that there aren't more than a handful...
My Son Blames Everyone For His Problems

My Son Blames Everyone For His Problems

Susan Stiffleman  09. 7.2011
Dear Susan, My nine-year-old son never apologies or confesses to things, even if it’s obvious that he’s the one who took something...
What To Do When Your Child Procrastinates

What To Do When Your Child Procrastinates

Susan Stiffleman  09. 1.2011
Dear Susan, My eleven-year-old is the worst procrastinator in the world. I have to threaten to ground him to get him to do things he...
What To Do When Your Kid Won't Eat

What To Do When Your Kid Won't Eat

Susan Stiffleman  08.23.2011
Dear Susan, My 6-year-old son is an extremely picky eater. He throws fits when I try to get him to taste new foods. His automatic answer...
WATCH: I Don't Like My Daughter's Friends. Now What?

WATCH: I Don't Like My Daughter's Friends. Now What?

08.11.2011
Dear Susan, I am not happy with my 17-year old daughter's crowd. Over the past year she has made new friends, and her grades have gone...

My Son Saw Sexually Explicit Material Online -- What Should I Do?

08. 8.2011
Dear Susan, My son saw a pornographic video on the Internet when he was at his friend's house and he finally told me about it. How should...

WATCH: Parent Coach: How To Deal With Your Kid's Anger After Divorce

08. 2.2011
Dear Susan, My husband and I recently divorced, and our three children have been having "anger" issues. I cannot afford a therapist, and...
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