Feb 24th, 2011
A few years ago, there were only a few basic computer games available – now the market crawls with them. This is often a matter of concern to parents. After having to decide on what their kids should watch, eat, wear and whom to interact with, having to evaluate a catalogue of computer games can be frustrating.
Feb 17th, 2011
Lately it’s almost impossible to go a day without hearing about social networking in some form. Do you dread having to deal with your kids begging us for an account on Facebook because 'all of my friends have it'? It’s imperative that parents make educated decisions when it comes to social networking and their children.
Feb 11th, 2011
Being afraid of your child’s behavior undermines your authority as a parent because it’s hard to set limits successfully when you’re afraid. In part two of this series, James gives you 8 ways to get back parental control and stop living in fear of your child’s acting-out behavior.
Feb 10th, 2011
Do you walk on eggshells around your child, afraid of doing anything to set him off? Do you appease him when you notice he’s winding up to throw a tantrum? In part one of a two-part series, James Lehman, MSW explains how fear of acting-out behavior sets up a dangerous pattern for your child - and the whole family.
Feb 7th, 2011
Of all the ages kids go through, adolescence is by far the toughest one. All parents who think their kids have magically transformed into mini-monsters as soon they have hit their teens need to remember that we went through the same angst that our children now experience.
Feb 3rd, 2011
The movie, Failure to Launch, paints the picture of parents struggling with kids who refuse to leave home. This begs the question how do we help our teenagers grow up and take responsibility? The goal is to provide freedom with responsibility.
Feb 1st, 2011
There are two distinct views of reality. One is that reality is real, whether or not we choose to accept it. The second view is that reality is flexible. Which of these is correct? According to which view should we raise our kids? My answer is 'both'.
Jan 31st, 2011
When you realize that your child has a special talent, you’ll need to encourage it to grow as much as possible so that your child can bloom to their full potential. You don’t have to be a childcare expert. Just follow these tips and your child will be able to fully realize his or her special talent.
Jan 29th, 2011
Does your child have a problem getting work or homework done? Teach him to imagine a pattern that includes his homework getting done after school and his whole evening being free so that he can do whatever he wants. This will empower him to get the work done on time.