Q: I have a 17 year old, a 15 year old and a 13 year old all whom believe life completely and utterly revolves around them. The oldest (boy) refuses to look for work and
Q: What chores are appropriate for a four-year-old to start doing on a regular basis? A: This is a great question because it shows that you realize your four-year-old can—and should—contribute to the family’s upkeep.
For a video answer of this question, visit https://www.facebook.com/parentcoachnova/. If you’re a parent, you’ve experienced the frustration of asking your child to do something…and getting the fish eye, blank stare, snark, flat-out refusal, or whine “I
Q: How do we deal with passive aggressive behavior in an older teen? She will verbally comply with a request but then not follow through. It makes what should be a normal day very trying.
Q: I have four children ages 7, 6, 4 and 2. The current chore load is emptying the dishwasher, clearing the table, making beds and vacuuming, but I want to provide more responsibility. Do you
By Janet Carter I once heard Barbara Bush talk about a sign that hangs in their home in Maine that read: “Make Your Bed and Pick Up Your Towels.” Apparently, even presidential families struggle with
Over the past six months, a few parents have expressed to me their concern that their elementary school age child isn't going to be fully ready for middle school. These parents, like most of us,
Q: My six-year-old sons has multiple medical issues, some of which cause learning disabilities and difficulty with executive function. However, he doesn’t have any obvious cognitive delay. Currently, we are homeschooling him, but I want
Q: My 9-year-old son constantly expresses how he feels slighted or cheated out of things. For example, he (not us) is always comparing himself to his 6-year-old brother or 3-year-old sister, talking about the things