How to Handle a Child Who is Talking Back: Common Problems and Tips
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How to Handle a Child Who is Talking Back: Common Problems and Tips

Dealing with a child who’s talking back is aggravating, frustrating, and can make even the calmest adult lose their cool. Here are six tips for when your kids are talking back. “You’re not the boss of me!” “I don’t have to!” “No!” Kids talking back is one of the most trying issues we face as…

Four Effective Ways to Teach Kids Respect Without Losing Your Self-Respect
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Four Effective Ways to Teach Kids Respect Without Losing Your Self-Respect

It is possible to model and teach kids respect without allowing them to walk all over us. Here are four ways to make that happen. “You’re stupid!” your child yells as she crosses her arms and stomps her feet, giving you the stink eye.  Your offense? Telling her that she needs to wait to have…

Have a Disobedient Child? Four Steps to Address Your Child’s Behavior
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Have a Disobedient Child? Four Steps to Address Your Child’s Behavior

Having a disobedient child can be frustrating, to say the least. Inside are four steps you can take to help address your child’s misbehavior and turn that behavior around. Having a disobedient child is one of the most aggravating, irritating, stressful, and downright frustrating parenting experiences. Especially if it seems our child is chronically disobedient:…

Why Logical Consequences Aren’t Working to Change Your Child’s Misbehavior (and What Will)
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Why Logical Consequences Aren’t Working to Change Your Child’s Misbehavior (and What Will)

Many parents try to use consequences to change their child’s misbehavior but find they’re ineffective. Here’s why that happens, how to determine when a consequence will be effective, and seven alternative parenting tools that often work better. Your daughter has been playing with Magnatiles for the past hour. You love that she’s so engaged in…

Why Your Misbehaving Child Won’t Stop and What to Do About It
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Why Your Misbehaving Child Won’t Stop and What to Do About It

Misbehaving children can be baffling to parents. But understanding why your child misbehaves can lead to positive solutions to change the bad behavior for good. Every evening it happens — the bedtime struggle.  “Time to put on your pajamas,” you say in as gentle a voice as possible. “No!” your son exclaims while simultaneously running…