This video by Michael Smalley is about whether or not you can begin setting limits with your kids especially if you have not done a good job in the past.
Raising three kids was quite an adventure for Norma and myself. We felt overwhelmed so we met with our own pediatrician Dr. Shellenberger…
They will hurt you, frustrate you, embarrass you, humiliate you, disappoint you, discourage you, and basically wipe you out from time to time.
The question: My daughter has hated me since the age of 15. she was a wonderful loving child and got involved with a controlling guy that she married at 18. she is only 18 now, dumped and divorced from this guy after a few months. it was a horrible time but she loves his mother [...]
Many parents wonder why their kids don’t seem to respond to their discipline techniques or anything else. Watch what Michael Smalley has to say on why your kids don’t listen and what you can do about it.
A study published in the British Journal of Developmental Psychology found that the method of control used by parents was significantly related to a child’s aggressive behaviour. Sofie Kuppens and her colleagues from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, studied the amount of physical aggression and relational aggression (the purposeful manipulation or damage to relationships) used [...]
One of the big reasons that many second marriages fail can be summed up with one word – Stepchild. Â Kids can make a second marriage miserable because they are angry, hurting, sad, disappointed, feeling rejected, and just plain ticked off from the divorce. Â This is normal and natural. Â The worst thing you can do as [...]
Do you ever hear this question rolling around your head when you’re out in public and your kid does something embarrassing? It’s like every single person is staring you down and judging you for your kid’s outburst! I hate this feeling, and unfortunately, I rarely handle myself well when I feel it. Today’s tip is [...]
What do the lyrics of Frankie Goes To Hollywood’s one hit wonder have to do with parenting? I teach couples all the time to take a time-out when they get upset with each other. I tell them that they can not get anything resolved when upset. So take some time to cool off and pray. [...]
No one is perfect, and I am certainly one of those “no ones”! One of my biggest issues as a parent is being too hard on my oldest child, Cole. I’ve written before about how natural it is to struggle with the child who is most like you. Cole and I are so similar in [...]