Young Teen, Poor Choices

2018-07-17T15:56:57+00:00

Q: This year, my 14-year-old son started a new, academically-driven private high school. He became friends immediately with his peer group on the football team, and we’ve allowed him some new freedom to hang out

Young Teen, Poor Choices 2018-07-17T15:56:57+00:00

The Power of Preparation

2017-09-28T00:17:01+00:00

When we’re expecting a baby, we spend a lot of time preparing for its arrival—decorating the nursery, buying the right equipment and clothes, etc. When the baby comes, we spend a lot of time preparing

The Power of Preparation 2017-09-28T00:17:01+00:00

When a Child Reacts Badly to Discipline

2018-07-17T16:04:43+00:00

For a video answer of this question, visit https://www.facebook.com/parentcoachnova/. Q: I’ve been using the ticket method* for my fourth grader to tackle some ongoing behavior problems. When she loses all her tickets due to the target

When a Child Reacts Badly to Discipline 2018-07-17T16:04:43+00:00

That Annoying, Bothersome Child

2018-07-17T16:04:43+00:00

Starting when I was 12, my parents took in foster kids of all ages from a variety of backgrounds. When I was a young teen, 9-year-old Trudy (not her real name) arrived on our doorstep

That Annoying, Bothersome Child 2018-07-17T16:04:43+00:00

Those Fighting Girls

2017-06-15T19:29:54+00:00

Q: My two girls, ages 2 and 3, constantly fight when together (expect for one to three minutes at the beginning of play). My 3 year old is aggressive to her younger sister in the

Those Fighting Girls 2017-06-15T19:29:54+00:00

Playing School

2017-05-01T14:51:45+00:00

Q: My 9-year-old son is getting in trouble at school for playing games. He has also started missing assignments. He went to his room at 4 p.m. last Friday and Saturday evening for the remainder

Playing School 2017-05-01T14:51:45+00:00

A Clicking Sound

2017-05-01T14:28:50+00:00

Q: My 10-year-old son is doing noises with him mouth that sound like clicks all the time. I can’t stand it anymore. He has autism, but I am not sure if it’s to let go

A Clicking Sound 2017-05-01T14:28:50+00:00

Mr. Negativity

2017-03-28T15:59:29+00:00

Image courtesy of Stuart Miles/ FreeDigitalPhotos.net Q: My 9-year-old stepson seems increasingly negative and anxious. We thought it was due to our move (still within a half hour of the mother), but his

Mr. Negativity 2017-03-28T15:59:29+00:00

Charting a Course of Discipline

2017-03-28T18:31:19+00:00

Q: I have twin 6-year old boys and an 8-year old boy. I’ve recently implemented the weekly chart (for two of my boys) and I have one of the twins on the daily chart for

Charting a Course of Discipline 2017-03-28T18:31:19+00:00