Teen Chaos

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

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

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

Should a Preschooler Have Chores?

2018-07-17T16:07:34+00:00

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.

Should a Preschooler Have Chores? 2018-07-17T16:07:34+00:00

How to get kids to do random things?

2017-07-24T20:51:58+00:00

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

How to get kids to do random things? 2017-07-24T20:51:58+00:00

All I want is Some Help!

2016-02-26T17:08:23+00:00

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

All I want is Some Help! 2016-02-26T17:08:23+00:00

The Power of Making Your Bed

2016-02-15T20:32:20+00:00

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

The Power of Making Your Bed 2016-02-15T20:32:20+00:00

Spoiled by Medical Issues

2015-09-08T21:34:02+00:00

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

Spoiled by Medical Issues 2015-09-08T21:34:02+00:00

A Kid With a Chip on His Shoulder

2015-07-09T16:48:52+00:00

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

A Kid With a Chip on His Shoulder 2015-07-09T16:48:52+00:00

A Love of Money

2015-04-25T22:03:29+00:00

Q: I need some guidance on allowance. My 9-year-old has always been Mr. Money. He loves it and will do anything to get it—and then spends it at the first opportunity. Granted, he is very

A Love of Money 2015-04-25T22:03:29+00:00