Changing negative behaviour
When your child has a negative attitude or behaviour toward school, try these strategies to help them through their frustrations.
Parenting 101: Practical practices
Question: I’ve heard you speak several times and one of the reasons I really like your style is that I find you so practical. I find as a single mother with three teens I just don’t have much time to
School Year Resolution for Helicopter Parents: Back Off
While parental involvement is key to a child’s success in school, at what point does a participating parent become a smother mother (or father)?
The 4 R’s of positive discipline
Discipline is different from punishment because it teaches children to learn from their mistakes rather than making them suffer for them. In fact, imposing suffering actually shifts the focus from the lesson that needs to be learned to who
Honesty and father/son relationships
Question: I want to be really honest with my kids since my own parents weren’t with me. How much should I share with my kids about my past?
The procrastinating child
Do your kids take forever to do simple homework? Keep putting off studying for tests, or working on long-term projects? Is getting them to clean their rooms a huge struggle? If this sounds familiar, you may have a procrastinator in
Why isn’t my child listening?
At some point in every parent’s life the question is asked "Why isn’t my child listening?" While caught up in the emotion, it is difficult to remember the stages of development your child goes through
Developing a parenting action plan
Competing priorities. Trying to balance work and home. Never enough time or money.
Sure you want to be the best parent you can. However, competing priorities in your busy life can cause us to lose focus or make poor choices
Scheduled time out and spot the difference
Dear Dr. Karyn, I want my child to have the best opportunities so I’ve always enrolled him in numerous activities. Now I’m wondering if he is too busy. How full should a child’s schedule be?
Mattel Toy Recall
Nearly a million toys are affected by the Mattel recall that affects 83 types of toys