When Our Choices Are Not Really Our Own
Most of us see our major decisions — what college to attend, what career to choose, whether to marry, etc. — as up to us, but are hidden forces operating to push us down certain paths? To what extent are our decisions the product of free choice and to what extent are we being influenced by forces outside of our control.
Children really do as we do, so we must model kindness and not demand it. Our children want to be just like us, so if we yell we should not be surprised to find our children doing the same. It doesn’t make much sense to hold children responsible when they imitate our irritable, angry or punitive responses. On the other hand, when we are able to respond with compassion and understanding, children will learn kindness.
Raising a Successful Student From Birth Through Adolescence
We are living in a period in which it is clear that U.S. students are falling behind students from other countries, particularly in math and science.
Helping Foster Parents Manage the Addiction to Unhappiness in Their Foster Children
When caseworkers help foster parents understand what is driving their foster children’s negative behavior, foster parents will find it easier to maintain their commitment to the children.
It’s Not Tough, It’s Tender Love
Problem teens need compassion that the “tough-love” approach to child-rearing doesn’t offer them
How to Parent Successfully Now So Your Child Will Thrive in the Long Run
What is the best way to parent children so they will make good choices in all areas of their lives?
Monsters Under the Bed and Superheroes in the Playroom
Enabling children to make sense of what they are feeling is crucial to their healthy development.