This illustration helps parents understand brain dysregulation, so they can pick & choose appropriate interventions based on their child’s brain functioning at any given moment. To say it another way–this helps make sense of your child’s tantrums, explains why some things you do just make things worse, and gives a parent guidance for what TO […]
You, not the kid’s mom and dad, are legally liable for anything that happens on your watch. Hosting a sleepover (or even a play date) is not a casual thing.
Everyone is familiar with the term ADHD. Unfortunately, the term is thrown around too frequently and inaccurately. As a result, we are quick to label any child with behavior problems as having ADHD, which is not always true. And in order for children to get the appropriate tools and services to help them, they need […]
How can you help your child get her homework done without a lot of denial and foot-dragging - and without actually doing it yourself?
When children tell untruths, cry without tears, laugh or say, “I don’t care” when you dole out a threat or consequence, you may see this behavior as manipulative and then react accordingly. If I think this child is manipulating me, I am naturally going to feel angry, put-upon and even trapped. These types of emotions […]
Sibling rivalry is normal kid-behavior but that doesn’t mean you have to put up with nastiness. When you replace unpleasant actions with more acceptable behavior, you guide your children in handling difficult situations and handling themselves.