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Eliminate "Shut Up!" From Your Family's Vocabulary

For many families, the “shut up" response is an “A-side/B-side" issue. Here we tackle the problem from both perspectives, and shows you how to eliminate it from your family's vocabulary. .
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How to Stop Your Child From Cursing in Your Home

Don't pick up that bar of soap yet! We have great advice for parents on what to do when their child has a foul mouth, from generalized cursing to verbal abuse. You: “Why didn't you do your ..
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Are You Caught in a Tug-of-War With Your Child? "Don't Test ..

When our children refuse to do what we ask them, it can feel like we're caught in a tug-of-war, with both sides pulling on the end of the rope as hard as they can, and neither side making much ..
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How to Help Kids Manage Their Anxiety

When people are anxious or afraid, they act in ways that are unpredictable. Kids, more than anyone, tend to act out their fears. Here's one way of looking at it: you can tell what's going on in a ..
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Does Your Child Say This? "That's Boring!"

When adolescents say something is boring, what they're often expressing is a low level of anger and frustration. My guess is that this comes from the fact that either they don't have anything ..
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Do You Make This Parenting Mistake? "Wait Till Your Father ..

Sometimes when we feel powerless as parents, we resort to bringing out the big guns. Have you ever found yourself saying things like, “Wait until your father gets home!" or “Wait until ..
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Does Your Child Say This? "You Love Her More Than You Love Me!"

When you have more than one child, from time to time they might ask you if you love one sibling more. This is not unusual, and sometimes children will put the question to you in an offhand way, ..
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When You're at the End of Your Parenting Rope

Parent: “OK, time to turn off the video games and go clean your room. " Child: "That's not fair! I don't want to clean my room! That's boring and stupid!" Parent: "Why do you always do this to ..
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Help Teens Combat Back to School Anxiety

It's common for kids to have a lot of anxiety about the start of the school year, especially if they're entering a new grade or going to a new school. All of these issues weigh very heavily on the ..
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Angry Child? - Fix the Behavior, Not the Feelings

Many parents make the mistake of assuming that since their child's behavior is connected to their feelings, fixing the feelings will fix the behavior. Unfortunately, nothing could be further from the .
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Is This Parenting Phrase Effective? - "Because I Said So"

"Because I said so!" What parent hasn't said these words to their child in a moment of sheer exasperation? What you're really saying is that you are the one in charge and you want the discussion to ..
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Why the Word "No" Sets Off an Oppositional, Defiant Child

Many parents of children with Oppositional Defiant Disorder feel hopeless and alone. They live in homes that become like little prisons as they deal with kids who are absolutely out of control and ..
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Sick of Your Kid's Backtalk? Here's How to Stop It

As a parent, sometimes it seems like your day is filled with an endless stream of backtalk from your kids-you hear it when you ask them to do chores, when you tell them it's time to stop watching TV, .
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Are You a Mother Or a Martyr? How Much is Too Much When ..

Without even realizing it, well-meaning parents can turn into martyrs for their kids. I've worked with many of them. One woman, I'll call her “Karen, " stands out. When I met Karen, she was ..
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Annoying Teen Behavior - Kids Who Mock, Imitate and Make Fun ..

Does your child seem to constantly make fun of you? Mocking, imitating and laughing at parents can be harmless fun, but it can also become an annoying behavior that undermines your authority. Some ..
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Temper, Temper - Keeping Your Cool When Kids Push Your Buttons

Kids 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 ..
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When Kids Get Violent - "There's No Excuse For Abuse"

Violence is the extreme end of aggression. Remember that not all kids who are aggressive become violent. When children and teens use violence to get what they want-whether it's punching a sibling in ..
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