Aug 15th, 2010
Parenting is the most important job of our lives, and often considered the most difficult too. If that is true, then step-parenting would become a close-to-impossible job! It doesn’t have to be that way, though - here are a few tips to help step-parents surmount some of the hurdles and pitfalls.
Aug 13th, 2010
'Cyberbullying' is when a child, preteen or teen is tormented, threatened, harassed, humiliated, embarrassed or otherwise targeted by another minor using the Internet, interactive and digital technologies or mobile phones. Kids have even killed themselves after falling victim to cyberbullying. Here are some tips to protect your child.
Aug 12th, 2010
The old axiom is true - birds of a feather do flock together - and that’s especially accurate in adolescence. So what do you do when you when you don’t like your child’s friends? James Lehman offers parents 6 ways to deal with the 'wrong crowd'.
Aug 11th, 2010
You know that when you focus constantly on lack of money and things, that's what you experience. You've been working hard to change your own mindset - and change your own life. But it's even more important that you teach your kids a wealthy mindset.
Aug 8th, 2010
When your child gets into a sticky social situation, which parent can resist the urge to jump in and solve it for them? The instinct to protect our children is natural, but overprotecting them does more harm than good. Here's how to let your child learn from experience while providing them the safety they need.
Aug 7th, 2010
As a very affectionate and demonstrative mom, I was especially drawn to this article titled, The Power of Kisses, on the Greater Good website, where the author discusses new research demonstrating that affectionate mothers raise resilient adults. I always did suspect that kids thrive with affection - and now science has proved that there's no such thing as too much of it.
Aug 6th, 2010
Kids manipulate parents all the time using their charms and strengths to swing decisions in their favor. In reality, they are negotiating for power. Manipulative behavior springs from the need to manage, control and influence another for one’s own advantage. In children, it manifests itself in many forms, from a charming smile and whining, to serious threats.
Aug 5th, 2010
There is nothing worse than a house full of bored, energetic kids on a rainy day. Having a few activities for rainy days on hand will reduce their boredom, reduce tension and anger and make for a much happier day. It's important to keep these activities on reserve for just rainy days.
Aug 4th, 2010
In part two of this series on adolescent behavior problems, James discusses eight ways to challenge acting out behavior in kids today - from disrespect to breaking curfew to alcohol and substance abuse - in order to start changing your child's behavior tomorrow.