If you have been reading this column for a while, you will recognize this ‘Cale Truism’ that I have addressed from many angles: Your superpower as a parent resides in your mastery of how you use your attention. What
I frequently work with families where academic performance is deteriorating, and parents are tired of battling and arguing with their children over homework. Often, these same families are struggling with behavioral issues and simple daily routines, such as getting their
Many children and teens love to argue and negotiate. Many will argue about anything and everything, from what they should eat to when they should go to bed, as well as whether or not they should do their homework. Some
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
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.
Many of you have negotiators in your home. It’s a constant struggle. And it’s exhausting. Others have kids who argue with you constantly, and again, it’s an exhausting struggle. Some of you have complainers, and it frustrates you. But there