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If we can manage our own emotions, extend respect, offer appropriate freedom, and maintain intimacy and communication with our teen, they can truly blossom.Article
Discipline for Preteens & Tweens?
Parents who've relied on punishment to control their kids realize in the preteen years that it no longer works. Here's what to do instead...Article
Does stepdad have the right to take cell phone from teen?
Stepdad is trying to do what's right for his teen. Teens are moving (fast) toward adulthood, and still need help sometimes to do the right thing for themselves.Article
Helping Stepdaughter with Losing Her Birth Mother
How to help stepdaughter when she seems shut off from any emotions connected to the death of her birth mom.Article
How to raise responsible kids?
Kids who have to fight to assert their individuality and independence keep fighting later in life, even when it's not appropriate.Article
Is it Normal for Preteen to Snuggle with Mom?
Wanting five minutes of cuddling with her mom at bedtime, even into her preteen and teen years, is completely fine (and even something to be treasured).Article
My husband (their Stepdad) hates my kids
Children respond to the messages they receive from the adults around them. If they get negative messages, the child will live up -- or down -- to those messages.Article
Preteen Girls: Weight and Healthy Body Image
Every parent of a preteen girl should read these 11 great suggestions for ensuring they develop healthy habits for staying fit without harming their self-esteem.Article
Should kids listen to the other Dr. Laura's radio show?
If you are listening to it with them and are there to discuss the show, it could be an opportunity for a wonderful discussion.Article
Son with ODD and Explosive disorder is Abusive to Mom
This child is clearly suffering and his abusive behavior is indicative of deep wounds. He is so difficult partly because he is in pain and feels disconnected.