One of the most difficult parts of parenting is discipline. Discipline is simply the act of teaching your child right from wrong, with consequences to reinforce rules and values. But there are times when even your best parenting plan isn’t working — we’ve all been there.Read Full Story
You can teach your children how to master their frustrations at a very early age, says Kimberley Clayton Blaine, a Los Angeles-based national parenting expert. Blaine, a licensed family and child therapist who specializes in working with young children, says kids who aren’t able to freely express themselves may grow up with issues that can prevent them from having healthy relationships and successful careers. To avoid such issues, she advises parents to foster emotional intelligence through emotion coaching. Blaine practices emotion coaching with her kids, ages 5 and 7, and offers insight to the technique below.Read Full Story
Denise Schipani, the mom of two boys, ages 7 and 9, wrote Mean Moms Rule: Why Doing the Hard Stuff Now Creates Good Kids Later (Sourcebooks, 2012), because she had a lot to say about raising kids in a slightly old-school way. “Helicopter parenting, over-involved, mama-as-selfless-saint parenting had been 'in' for some time, and it never appealed to me,” she says. Schipani, who blogs at Mean Moms Rule, shares her advice with SheKnows below.Read Full Story
Does this sound familiar: your child does something wrong and you want to punish him, but your spouse disagrees. So who gets to decide what to do? If you have conflict with your husband about discipline and find that it often causes conflict between you, there are solutions. Read on for ways you can reach a compromise on how to teach your child right from wrong.Read Full Story
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