The Question of Spanking

2018-09-13T21:31:03+00:00

Q: When is spanking appropriate with a 3 year old? A: When my second child (a daughter) was around 3, we began punishing her for disobedience. As with her older sister, spanking was in our

The Question of Spanking 2018-09-13T21:31:03+00:00

A Bright Son Making Bad Choices

2017-10-19T23:33:54+00:00

Q: My very bright 10-year-old son simply refuses to obey. He is child #2 out of 4 kids. He seems to take up all of our parenting energy. He spent a lot of time in

A Bright Son Making Bad Choices 2017-10-19T23:33:54+00:00

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

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

Ticket Method for Toddlers?

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

Q: For misbehavior, we’re keen on the ‘tickets’ strategy for major offenses. However my twins are under 3 (almost 31 months). Is it possible to use Tickets for children under the age of 3? I

Ticket Method for Toddlers? 2018-07-17T16:00:17+00:00

Freedom Goes to a Two Year Old’s Head

2018-07-17T16:00:19+00:00

Q: My 2-year-old recently transitioned from crib to bed. The freedom seems to be more than he can handle, and he has taken to destroying the bedroom he shares with his 3-year-old brother. Of course

Freedom Goes to a Two Year Old’s Head 2018-07-17T16:00:19+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

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

Tackling the Small Stuff

2017-02-23T00:52:30+00:00

Q: My wife and I are discussing smaller issues in our household in which we want to train our children. Examples of these issues are leaving lights on when leaving a room, shutting door during

Tackling the Small Stuff 2017-02-23T00:52:30+00:00

The Trials of Being Three

2016-12-20T21:40:48+00:00

Q: I took my 3½-year-old to the dentist two days ago. After his cleaning was done, I was discussing a few things with the dentist. My son started to run around and act wild. I

The Trials of Being Three 2016-12-20T21:40:48+00:00