1. Problems at School? How to Handle the Top 4 Issues

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    At some point as a parent, you will likely be faced with the dreaded email from your child’s teacher telling you that your kid has crossed the line and that you need to come in for another conference—or the principal will call to tell you that your teen has missed...
  2. 4 Tips to Help Get Kids to Clean Their Rooms

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    “My 13-year-old daughter’s bedroom is so awful it looks like a tornado just ripped through it! When I ask her to clean it up, she either ignores me or throws a fit!” If this sounds like your child, you are not alone. Many people who call Parent Coaching complain of...
  3. The Truth About Bullies

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    The public perception of bullying is that bullies are acting out to cover their own fears. They may indeed be afraid, but accepting this as a reason makes bullies sound like victims of their fears — like we’re supposed to feel sorry for them and not hold them responsible for...
  4. Anxious Kids: Are You Dealing with an Insecure Teen?

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    “I’m ugly.” “Everyone hates me.” “I’m going to fail—I’m too stupid to pass this test.” Why are teens and pre–teens often insecure, anxious and over–sensitive? Adolescence is a risky, dangerous time of life. Your child is attempting to figure out who he is, how he wants to be in the...
  5. Homework and Bedtime Arguments: 8 Tips for Calmer Nights with Kids

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    “Why can’t I get my kids to get their homework done and off to bed without the constant screaming, bickering, and crying?” If you’ve asked yourself this question regularly, you’re not alone. Parents tell me that homework and bedtime battles are some of the most nerve-wracking, exhausting moments of parenthood....
  6. Running Away Part II: “Mom, I Want to Come Home.”

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    In part two of this series on running away, James tells you how to handle it when your child is on the streets, and what to say when they come home—including giving them consequences for their actions. The intent of this article is to support parents in situations where their...

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