Family & Parenting

Anxiety in Children

Robert smiled politely but cringed silently as his best friend, Tyler, passed out birthday party invitations. They’d been best buddies since preschool and Tyler had been talking about his ninth birthday party celebration at Silvercity for weeks. None of their...

Avoid Interrogating Your Teen

Alice and her son, Ryan (16), were having a difficult time. Normal conversations erupted into screaming matches. Ryan, in particular, became extremely aggressive. He called his mother terrible names and would literally tune her out. Alice did not help matters...

Team Parenting

Parents are often at opposite ends of the spectrum in their styles of parenting. One may be authoritarian or strict and the other easy going. These style differences can cause trouble when different ideas are presented to one another. Sometimes...

Emotionally Intelligent Parenting

Gone are the days when intelligence and skill levels solely determine whether our children will land the career choices they want. Many corporations are now hiring people who rate highly on scales of "emotional intelligence," as well as other measures....
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Siblings Without Rivalry?

Do all children living under one roof find it necessary to compete with each other? I suspect they do. “Siblings Without Rivalry” is the title of a book by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish which was published ten years ago....

Rewards Are Risky

Researchers tell us that rewards and punishments are not only ineffective over the long term, they fundamentally alter the way we approach a task. This may seem like a load of rubbish to those who rely on rewards or punishments...