Post tagged with Child Behavior
March 03rd, 201104:19 PM ETWhy are temper tantrums so difficult for parents to handle? Besides the fact that they're loud, annoying and embarrassing, we often feel it's our job requirement to make our kids act the way we feel they should behave. If we can't do that, we feel ineffective. We also don't like the judgments that we imagine others are making of us when our kid...
February 25th, 201104:12 PM ETAs we all know too well, name–calling, cruel taunts, cyberbullying and physical bullying happen every day to kids across the country. When your child is being bullied, it's hard to concentrate on anything else—all you want to do is make it stop immediately. Janet Lehman, MSW explains what you can do to help your child—and what could ...
February 16th, 201111:34 AM ETKids grow up watching you for a living, and let's face it, they learn pretty quickly how to push your buttons. It might be back talk, or constant complaining or eye-rolling, but whatever the behavior, nearly every parent will occasionally lose their temper with their kids. Many parents control their emotions most of the time. However, many don...
January 31st, 201102:35 PM ETWatching your child fail makes you feel helpless, angry and sad. You worry about everything from your child's self-esteem and social development to their future success. James Lehman explains that while it's natural for parents to worry about failure, there are times when it can be productive for kids—and a chance for them to change. Parents...
December 22nd, 201003:32 PM ETDo you feel like your family members, your kid's teachers, and even counselors blame you for your child's acting out behavior? You're not alone. As James Lehman says, there are countless parents out there "living in little prisons"—feeling trapped, isolated, and ashamed of their child's defiant or out of control behavior. If you're in this ...
December 17th, 201004:08 PM ET“Freak. Loser. Idiot. Geek.” These are just some of the ugly labels kids throw around every day at school. Chances are, your child has been called names even worse than these. The sad fact is that the more times your kid is called a hateful name, the more he’ll start to believe it’s true. This week, we sat down with “Teen Whisperer” Jos...
December 14th, 201004:25 PM ETI hear this all the time from young people…“I want to make decisions for myself. I want to be in control of my own life.” My first thought is, “Hallelujah! Your parents want the same thing – but like everything else in life, it must be within certain boundaries.” Boundaries aren’t handcuffs; they free teenagers to make de...
October 28th, 201001:33 PM ETDoes your child take forever to get up, eat breakfast and do his homework and chores? You nag, threaten and repeat yourself, but he still doesn’t seem to pay attention to anything you say. Here, James Lehman explains the passive-aggressive ways kids control you—and how they use it to avoid responsibility. It's important to understand that whil...
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