The usual consequences don’t seem to be working for three rambunctious boys. This dad asks for suggestions on how to make consequences memorable enough for their three young boys, especially when those boys share a
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Every parent has had at least one moment when frustration over a child’s misbehavior or inaction triggers an over-the-top consequence, like “you’re grounded until you turn 18” spoken to a five-year-old. I give this mom
Having a child not follow through on a task can be very frustrating for both parent and child. We find ourselves devolving into a nagging beast, always on the child or teen’s case to get
Ever notice that being trapped inside for several days because of weather or sickness can unleash the worst behavior from our children? While family members who play together do indeed develop a deeper relationship with
If you haven’t heard, Amazon recently released Kindle Kids, just in time for the holidays. Why the regular Kindle wasn’t good enough for kids, I haven’t a clue, but the online retailer touted Kindle Kids
When other parents learn we have four kids, their first response is usually along the lines of “How do you juggle all those kids?” That question is generally followed by another: “How do you find
Eating lunch at school can create all sorts of problems, including a child who doesn’t “like” her lunch. Well-meaning teachers sometimes acerbate the problem by paying more attention to the child. This mom asks how
Parents have ceased expecting that their children can--or even should--wait for something, whether it's ice cream, a new toy or their parents to stop talking. How can you help your child develop more patience and