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Trouble at School? How Parents Can Respond

School progress reports have arrived and it doesn’t look good. Your son is missing multiple assignments and his grades are dropping fast. You know he can do better, but every time you try to talk about it, you get angry or frustrated. How can you effectively respond to trouble at school? Now that we’re through the back-to-school season,... Read more »

How Parents Give Away Their Authority

There’s no getting around it...giving consequences and setting limits makes you uncomfortable. You don’t like to be seen as “the bad guy.” Besides, your partner is a much better disciplinarian - they have no problem enforcing the rules, and the kids actually listen to them. It all works out, right? Not always - if you consistently wait for... Read more »

Put a Plan in Place for Back-to-School

It’s that time of year again: back-to-school! It’s a joyous time for some parents: “Ah, my child who stayed up until 3 a.m. and slept in until noon will be getting back on a sleep schedule." "My child who left dirty lunch plates around the house while watching television and complaining about there being 'nothing to eat... Read more »