11 Ways to Empower Your Child Against Bullying

What is bullying? StopBullying.gov defines "bullying" as unwanted, aggressive behavior in which a child or teen uses a real or perceived power imbalance, such as physical strength, access to embarrassing information, or popularity, to control or harm other kids. It can include anything from spreading rumors to name-calling to physical aggression. Essentially, Bullying is an … Continue reading 11 Ways to Empower Your Child Against Bullying

Avoiding Power Struggles with Defiant Children: Declaring Victory is Easier than You Think

How do you nip escalating fights over power in the bud? We show you three powerful techniques for defusing defiant power struggles. “Remember, when you engage in an argument with your child, you’re just giving him more power.” How do you know if you’re entering into a power struggle with your child? Any time you’re asking your … Continue reading Avoiding Power Struggles with Defiant Children: Declaring Victory is Easier than You Think

Why You Can’t Be Your Child’s Friend

Here's the Truth If being your kids’ friend was enough to raise them successfully, we would all probably parent that way. But our job is way more complicated than that. Children and teens really crave boundaries, limits and structure. At the same time, they also need some healthy separation from us as they go through … Continue reading Why You Can’t Be Your Child’s Friend

Problems with Homework

From time to time you may have concerns about homework. Meet with teachers early in the school year and ask them to let you know if difficulties arise. Some problems which may arise are: the homework can regularly be too hard or too easy your child refuses to do assignments despite encouragement your child has … Continue reading Problems with Homework

Practical Ways to Help Homework

1. Provide a quiet environment Provide a quiet, well lit study area. Avoid distractions such as the television and loud music. Encourage other family members to be quiet, especially youngsters. 2. Have a Regular Homework Routine Obviously household routines differ. Late at night is rarely a good time to study, as children are tired. You … Continue reading Practical Ways to Help Homework