Archive for March, 2013

Helping an Angry Tween

Laura was 11, her younger brother, Aaron, was 8. Her family was going through a challenging economic period and there was plenty of stress at home. Laura, like many oldest siblings, was particularly affected by
Continue reading

Parents Sometimes Say Too Much

It can be helpful for parents to say their ideas in as few words as possible. A short, clear explanation is often easier for children of all ages to understand and remember.

Correcting Children

Children can only absorb a small number of suggestions and corrections each day. Things can go well if parents offer help with one thing at a time, waiting until that issue is resolved before offering
Continue reading