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September 15, 2022

Academic Entitlement

In our current achievement-oriented environment, entitled children seem to have the most trouble in academic settings. New research shows that entitled adolescents expect good grades with […]
July 16, 2022

Need for Independence

  Yet another factor that contributes to children’s tendency to drift apart from their families is their naturally growing sense of independence, says Christopher. “Now that […]
July 13, 2022

Let Them Be Frustrated

By learning to explore their world through active means, preschoolers are beginning to understand that they can affect the world around them. Their main developmental task […]
July 4, 2022

Be a Role Model

Of course, like so many aspects of parenting, role modeling comes into play when it comes to setting boundaries. Human beings generally learn by copying, Fay […]
June 24, 2022

Making the Miles Count

  Some of the most meaningful conversations I’ve had with my kids have happened while driving together to and from after-school activities or during long road […]
June 14, 2022

From Expectations to Acceptance

  Here are some suggestions for parents as they transition their child to young adult:  Give the gift of self-reliance – Help your child learn to […]
March 4, 2022

The Importance of Validating

Validating your children’s feelings helps them feel understood and loved. Sometimes, we want to quickly fix what they’re sharing when, honestly, they just want to be […]
February 23, 2022

Give Them Choices

  A child in the 2- to 4-year-old age range can, for instance, can decide if she wants to wear red socks or blue ones, and […]
February 14, 2022

Entitlement-Free Tweens

Entitlement-free tweens tend to have parents who have been more authoritative in their parenting style. Rather than trying to be their child’s friend, the “cool” parent, […]
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