Are Daily Chores Necessary for Kids?

If your child isn’t doing it as well as you would like, don’t be quick to jump in and do it for them. Remember, they are still young; practice and guidance is what they need. Supervise your child until you feel she/he can do it solo. Encourage your child with praise during and after the task.

Is “My Child Never Listens!” a Familiar Refrain?

I think “My child never listens!” has to be at the top of the list of complaints I hear from clients struggling as parents. If you find yourself saying this as well, hopefully this article will provide some insight on why it’s happening and what to do.

Your Mental Health: Time for a Checkup?

If you had a broken leg, would you ever not go to the doctor to get it examined? If your tooth cracks and you are in pain, would you ever not make an appointment to see the dentist? So, if you are struggling emotionally, why are you not looking for a psychologist, psychiatrist, or therapist to help?

Why Does My Child Misbehave? Part 2

If you read my previous blog post, you learned that children do not misbehave without reason! I discussed one of the fundamental concepts of why children misbehave, which is positive reinforcement. This blog will discuss negative reinforcement, which is another fundamental concept.

Why Does My Child Misbehave?

I have heard many parents say, “I just don’t know why my child is not listening. I have tried everything, but nothing works.” Sound familiar? Children do not misbehave without reason! There are two fundamental concepts that influence a child’s negative behavior. This blog will concentrate on positive reinforcement.

It’s All About Choices

Do you ever think about how many choices you make a day? Stop and think about it for a minute. We make many, many choices in a day, but we are not always aware of them.

Is Your Child Being Bullied?

Although the peak of bullying is in middle school, don’t assume that’s the only age it happens. Bullying can happen as young as preschool and carry over to the adult workforce.