Has this ever happened to you? You mention something about your life, perhaps an event that was a bit upsetting, and your friend or family member then begins a long diatribe offering criticism and advice on what others should have
A child with attentional issues, whether full ADD/ADHD or not, can be a challenge for parents. At times, it’s about keeping them on task. At other times, it’s managing the behavioral issues that evolve over time, as parental strategies fail
The Renegade Parent Is Prepared for Success This Year As book bags are selected and schedules are filling up, many parents approach the school year with a combination of relief (that the summer is over) and growing trepidation about the
Consider Becoming a Renegade Parent We were recently enjoying dinner in a Saratoga restaurant and noticed a table with four adolescent girls, their parents, and a grandmother. The girls were laughing, smiling, engaging with each other as well as with
As you read the title, some of you might think I am about to suggest a radical decision, such as a vacation in tropical paradise leaving the crazy relatives to their own demise…or perhaps the purchase of an extra special
We all want children with a strong and confident sense of self. When challenges arise, we want them to feel certain that they can handle them and get through them. Yet, much of what is encouraged undermines this desired result.
How many times do you find yourself saying, “My son/daughter has to have the last word? I can’t get them to just listen!” In the first article on this topic, I discussed the fundamental problem that exists when we, as
Many of us grew up with pets, and enjoy the relationship and feelings that a pet can bring to the home. Now, as adults, we may have brought a pet into the family, or perhaps are considering a family pet.
Who Will Have the ‘Final Word?’ How many times do you find yourself saying, “It’s so frustrating…my son/daughter has to have the final word?” Usually, this implies an argument is happening, and your child will not accept your answer peacefully.
I recently received an email from a hard-working mom, who asked a very simple question: “I was not a picky eater. However, I have three children who all eat different foods. I end up rushing about to create several different