Jason Roberts listened to his son’s explanation of the missing cookies and then called him a liar. Brenda Taylor thought her three-year-old’s lies were cute, so she ignored them. Yee Chen told her daughter that if she told the truth this time, she would let it go. While all of these parents love their children and want them to develop truth telling as a virtue, each violated one of the eighteen do’s and don’ts of dealing with lying. Read on to find out how.
When Your Child Is Scared and Worried: Dr. James J. Crist Answers Parents’ Questions About Parenting an Anxious Child
Seeing your child struggle with anxiety and the problems it causes can be difficult for parents. Taking extra time to deal again and again with a child’s worries can be exhausting. You may feel frustrated when, despite your reassurance, your child continues to be fearful. Yet your child needs your continued support.
You walk in and find your child playing computer games instead of cleaning his room. You asked him an hour ago to clean it. In frustration, you blow up, yelling at him to get his room cleaned up or “else.” He scrambles around picking up dirty clothes and toys. You stomp off. There has got to be a better way, you think to yourself.
If you’re like most parents, you want practical parenting tools that solve specific problems. You’ll need few parenting tools and techniques if you learn how to truly connect with your child.
Parenting an adolescent isn’t a particularly easy thing to do even under the rosiest of circumstances. Having a healthy, well-adjusted, top-performing, polite, well-groomed, socially conscious teen would certainly make the process more enjoyable for everyone, but what if, despite all the wonderful things you’ve done for him, he turns out the very opposite?
Every parent finds whining annoying, but is unsure what to do about it. In each case, the parent and the child could be helped by the following guidelines.
We must expand our parenting toolbox and see what techniques we are using. Some formulas need to be replaced, some routines need to be avoided, while other methods need to be sharpened.
More often than not, the only treatment children with ADD/ADHD get is medication. Dr. Hirschhorn explores another way parents can support their children.