Q: I feel like my two year old is the one in control! My older kids ignore my requests as well. How can I restore my role as parent? A: If only there was a rule book for parenting! Parenting children is a daunting, exhaustive task. The problem of control and how to get children to follow directions is familiar to all parents. Setting Rules and Boundaries to establish better control Effective parenting includes rule and boundary setting. Boundaries allow children to develop a
When Odette moved in to her new apartment she worried that her young baby might bother the neighbors late at night. But in fact, it was the other way around. Her newborn would be fast asleep and she would hear the neighbors screaming at each other. She wasn’t sure how many kids even lived there, but someone always seemed to be yelling or crying or slamming doors. Most of all, she’d hear them shouting at Chanoch. “Chanoch come here, Chanoch stop that, Chanoch leave your sister
Q: Whenever we disagree on something, my husband takes his mother’s side rather than mine. I’m feeling rather left out, like a third wheel. What should I do ? A:
Mother-in -law jokes are pervasive, and not without reason. The equation of a spouse + an in- law is complicated territory. A triangle is a tricky spot to be in!
Your husband has loyalties to his mother who raised him, yet you are trying to build an intimate relationship in which you come first. Sometimes this may
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] DIGITAL PARENTING Safety Online For Teens Your teens are probably around the house this summer. That means they are spending more time online watching videos, playing games, and using social media. We want to keep them safe and aware of both the risks and the benefits of using technology. Parents in today’s world did not grow up with the technology that exists today. We cannot look back and think about how our parents dealt with keeping chi
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] IT’S MIDNIGHT, WHERE’S MY SON?
How can parents insure their teen’s safety while also allowing the teen the freedom he or she needs to learn to make appropriate choices on their own? Answer:
Effective communication is the key. In the summer, teens have more unstructured time to manage. Most adolescents like this time to just hang out, and be available to do “whatever.” This creates anxiety for the parents who feel more secure when they know
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]This child changed the meaning of parenting for me. “I never asked to be born”. You don’t understand me”. “I hate you”. Those were some of the words that came out of my child’s mouth when he was around fifteen. After twenty-five years of raising children, I was faced with a teenager who, it seemed, had read a book called “How to be a Rebellious Teenager”. From the beginning, I understood that my child was in pain. I also understood that his