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Sunday, September 27, 2020
How to Establish Intrinsic Inspiration in Your Kid

How to Establish Intrinsic Inspiration in Your Kid

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Photo: Shutterstock “I take away his phone and he behaves for three days and then goes right back to the back-talking and crappy attitude. I don’t understand why he doesn’t just... learn!” My ex was talking about our 13-year-old son, and I completely empathized with his frustration. Not just for this particular unwanted behavior, either—sometimes…
Do Not Let Your Kid Bully Their Brother Or Sister

Do Not Let Your Kid Bully Their Brother Or Sister

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Photo: Shutterstock Siblings are going to fight. They’re going to poke at each other on long (or short) car rides. They’re going to push to be the first one out the door. They’re going to wrestle for control of the TV remote. After a while, it can start to sound like the regular background noise…
How to Stop Screaming A Lot

How to Stop Screaming A Lot

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Photo: Shutterstock This advice is only for you, not for me, because I certainly never raise my voice at my precious child and what kind of person does such a thing?? Fine, I yell, I’ve yelled, there’s been some yelling about some things. And despite the fact that I know better and it doesn’t actually…
The Proper Way to React When Children Talk Back

The Proper Way to React When Children Talk Back

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Photo: Getty Images Jerk WeekHow do you detoxify your timeline? Deal with the boor hogging the squat rack at the gym? Tell a stranger on a plane that no, you won't swap seats with them? It's Jerk Week, and we've got everything you need to handle the rudest people in life—and advice for what to…
How to Stop Shouting a lot

How to Stop Shouting a lot

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Photo: Shutterstock This advice is only for you, not for me, because I certainly never raise my voice at my precious child and what kind of person does such a thing?? Fine, I yell, I’ve yelled, there’s been some yelling about some things. And despite the fact that I know better and it doesn’t actually…
Frame Your Kid’s Misdeed as Uncharacteristic

Frame Your Kid’s Misdeed as Uncharacteristic

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Photo: Unsplash When your kid does something you’re not pleased with, it’s easy to connect the behavior to their identity. “You always interrupt people. Please stop.” “Look at this table. You’re so disorganized.” “You left your water bottle at camp again? Such a forgetful child!” Even if your intent is to make them more self-aware,…
Get Your Kid to Act In A Different Way With a ‘Grievance Sandwich’

Get Your Kid to Act In A Different Way With a...

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Photo: Brian Macdonald (Getty Images) Chances are good that you’ve heard of the “compliment sandwich” technique for giving criticism. Praise, followed by criticism, followed by more praise. It’s supposed to be used as a way to soften the criticism, although it can come off as insincere if not delivered well. Its cousin, though—which one psychologist…
How to Reroute a Bold Kid

How to Reroute a Bold Kid

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If you’ve parented a young kid, there’s a good chance you’ve learned a little something about the art of negotiation. As much as we might like to give a direction and have it followed every time—because we said so, that’s why—sometimes kids are just like, “Nah, I’m good, thanks.” That’s why we give them so…
Accept Your Kid’s Stubborn Streak

Accept Your Kid’s Stubborn Streak

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Once, when my son was three years old, I took him to an indoor bounce house park. An hour of jumping and sliding and bouncing didn’t tire him out the way I’d hoped, though. It only made him ready for another hour. Unfortunately, the “open bounce” time had ended and all the other three-year-olds were…
Let Your Kid Scream, ‘I Dislike You’

Let Your Kid Scream, ‘I Dislike You’

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Rejection WeekRejection sucks, but we all have to deal with it. Whether you’re the rejecter or the reject-ee, this week we’re providing a roadmap for handling rejection with grace. And look: If you reject our advice, that’s on you.   Once, when my son was about six years old—and furious with me for some reason or…

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