ParentingYour Teenager: Dont Buy the I Dont Know and I Dont Care Attitude
"I don't know and I don't care."
I've heard those words more than a few times in my office. Sometimes I think "I don't know and I don't care" is the universal teen tribal motto.
So what to do?
I remember working with one kid who said absolutely nothing in the first session but "I don't know and I don't care" at least 10 times each.
So just before he came for his next session, I wrote "I don't know" on one side of a sheet of paper and "I don't care" on the other side. I then taped the piece of paper to the couch I thought he was most likely to sit on.
In comes the kid, cracks up laughing, tapes the paper to his shirt, and then begins to talk for the rest of the meeting.
3 Keys for How to Respond
I tell you the above story because it offers three keys on how to respond to "I don't know and I don't care."
1) Don't buy into what they are saying. It's just a way to try to get you to back off, and/or to see if you care enough to pursue them.
2) You simply must keep your sense of humor. Get hooked and get angry and you are dead in the water.
3) Do something different or unexpected. As parents we can become predictable.
If I can get parents to respond in ways that put a confused look on the face of a teen, I know we are getting somewhere.
A Fun Response
The next time you hear the words "I don't know" respond this way:
"Well, you know what, at your age it's OK not to know a whole lot. But if you did know, what would it be?"
I use this in my office all the time. Nine out of 10 times, the kid will answer and start talking.
One time out of 10 times a teen will respond with
"You are just asking the same question in a different way."
To which I respond
"You know what, you are right! And you have also just shown me how very bright you are, so quit playing dumb and answer the question."
In the face of the universal teen motto, remember:
Don't buy it, keep your sense of humor and don't get hooked.
Respond creatively and differently.
Visit ParentingYourTeenager.com to subscribe to Jeff Herring's free internet newsletter "Parenting Your Teenager" and the free 5 day e-program on the "5 Things to Avoid Saying to Your Teenager."
We’re Introducing a New Parenting Section, and We Want to Hear From You The New York Times
Ahead of the launch, we want parents to tell us about their own tiny victories from the battleground.
The Real Cause of the College Admissions Scam? Snowplow Parenting. Fatherly
There are plenty of reasons a parent might feel compelled to game the system in order to get their kid into college. None of them particularly great. Love is not, in ...
Should there be an age limit for hands-on parenting? fox8.com
In light of the college admissions bribery scandal, there is talk of a new type of parenting that started in the 2000s. Called Snowplow or Lawnmower parents, ...
Admissions Cheating, Fake Voices, and Inuit Parenting JSTOR Daily
Well-researched stories from NPR, The Cut, and other great publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.
The Family Fun Pack Has the Potential to Make Parenting Great Again Fatherly
The People's Policy Project has released a paper offering a slate of universal welfare benefits that would make parenting less stressful and more rewarding for ...
Parenting a child alone is the ultimate mountain climb. But I’m getting there. - The Washington Post
Parenting a child alone is the ultimate mountain climb. But I’m getting there. The Washington Post
I'm dangling off a rock face in the Apuan Alps of northwestern Tuscany, Italy. I don't dare look up or down. The sky seems impossibly distant. The ground looms ...
Please Stop Parenting Your Adult Children Inc.
Do you want to ruin their careers? This is how you ruin them.
Kids aren't growing up: Shocking new poll says parents are killing kids' life skills USA TODAY
The college admissions scandal can be linked with a pattern of over-parenting, The New York Times/Morning Consult poll shows.
Positive Parenting with ADHD: Spending Quality Time With Your Child ADDitude
Family schedules can be hectic when you have a child with ADHD. Each in unique, but one of the most valuable things for any child is quality time with his or her ...
Largest Parenting Expo in Wisconsin Comes to Green Bay on Sunday WeAreGreenBay.com
Parenthood can be a tough road to go down. Whether you're a first timer and have questions about what to do or who to ask for help, or just dealing with the ...
Young Adulthood in America: Children Are Grown, but Parenting Doesn’t Stop The New York Times
Dad shows up at your job interview. Mom makes your medical appointments. A recent college bribery scandal is an extreme example of a broader pattern.
How economic inequality gives rise to hyper-parenting The Washington Post
These days, residents of different countries often drink the same coffee, buy clothes from the same retailers and use the same social media apps. Globalization ...
Why Beto O'Rourke's parenting joke backfired CNN
By characterizing his parental role as an occasional helper to his wife rather than as an equal partner, the Democratic presidential candidate reinforced the ...
Ranking All The Guilts Of Modern Parenting Esquire.co.uk
Single-use plastics? Fast fashion? Having kids in the first place? Check, check and check.
The unstoppable love of snowplow parenting | News Santa Fe New Mexican
Nicole Eisenberg's older son has wanted to be a star of the stage since he was a toddler, she said. He took voice, dance and drama lessons and attended the.
32 Tips for Surviving (and Parenting) Crying Babies on Planes The New York Times
Flying with an unhappy child is no fun for anyone, everyone knows that. But it wasn't until I asked you for your tips, tricks and traumatic tales of babies on planes, ...
Parenting the climate-change generation Salon
Kids are taking over the streets in other countries, rallying and chanting and refusing to go to school one day a week. Young people across the world are striking ...
Positive Parenting: Lingering Harm of Absence 9&10 News
The human brain takes about 25 years to fully mature, but it's the first few years of life that are developmentally critical. According to new research, a traumatic ...
Positive Parenting: Researchers say this is the best way to discipline your kids KGW.com
Researchers say there's one method of disciplining your kids that works better than the rest, especially among pre-teens and teens. Developmental psychologist ...
Family Resource Network to hold parenting classes in Brookings March 20-April 10 - Brookings Register
Family Resource Network to hold parenting classes in Brookings March 20-April 10 Brookings Register
BROOKINGS – The South Dakota State University Department of Teaching, Learning and Leadership's Family Resource Network is again offering parenting ...
College cheating scandal reveals bad parenting at its worst - The Tidewater News Tidewater News
You have read 1 of 5 articles. Log In or Subscribe. By Rich Manieri. Bribing your way into college. Who would have thought? It would have been a way around ...
A mother explains why she's not raising her son to follow 'Black codes' The Daily Tar Heel
Brother and sister Robert Johnson (left) and Debra Johnson (right) pose together after the UNC School of Social Work's lecture 'Parenting Black Boys in America ...
Local organizations provide parenting tools to keep children safe WKOW
MADISON (WKOW) — Community organizations came together Saturday to give parents tools to keep their babies safe. At the New Baby, New Life community ...
Parents put 'intensive parenting' on a pedestal; experts say there's a better approach - Longview News-Journal
Parents put 'intensive parenting' on a pedestal; experts say there's a better approach Longview News-Journal
Imogen Dransfield's two sons don't get much sympathy from their mom if they tell her they're bored. Dransfield's own mother met the same complaint with an ...
Medford mother releases mental illness parenting book KTVL
A Medford mother released a book about her family's experience raising a daughter with a mental illness. Author Andrea Berryman Childreth has been ...
The college admissions scandal is more proof that helicopter parenting hurts kids - The Washington Post
The college admissions scandal is more proof that helicopter parenting hurts kids The Washington Post
Parents who do everything raise kids who can't do anything.
The Crime of Parenting While Poor The New Republic
New York City's child welfare agency has a reputation for unjustly targeting low-income families of color. Can it change?
A new report shows reading for fun declines between ages 8 and 9. How can we stem the tide? - The Washington Post
A new report shows reading for fun declines between ages 8 and 9. How can we stem the tide? The Washington Post
Scholastic's 2018 survey shows 57 percent of 8-year-olds say they read books for fun 5 to 7 days each week. But only 35 percent of 9-year-olds report similar ...
Fatherly Podcast Episode 35: Parenting Costs Too Damn Much! Fatherly
Economist Richard Reeves and financial coach Jacquette Simmons discuss what to expect when you're a parenting expecting to go broke.
PARENTING: Encouraging children to find their passion Sarasota Herald-Tribune
What's the end game of parenting? Of course parenting never really ends. We know that. Even when our kids are grown and living on their own, our relationship ...
The Art of Parenting conference planned in Worthington Daily Globe
WORTHINGTON — Whether you are a parent of a toddler or a teenager, Grace Community Church of Worthington invites you to an Art of Parenting Conference ...
Hands-off parenting tied to higher risk of teen gun use Reuters
(Reuters Health) - When parents of boys don't enjoy parenthood or don't spend a lot of time playing or talking with them, their sons may be more likely to use ...
12 Sweet Parenting Quotes From Stephen Curry HuffPost
The Golden State Warriors player has three adorable children.
Is the College Cheating Scandal the Apex of the Over-Parenting Epidemic? - Hit & Run : Reason.com - Reason
Is the College Cheating Scandal the Apex of the Over-Parenting Epidemic? - Hit & Run : Reason.com Reason
When all of childhood is considered college prep, desperate parents will do desperate things.
Parenting Beyond the Headlines Podcast #13: How to achieve positive coparenting WTNH.com
A Connecticut Families Extra: News 8's Sarah Cody and author Amy Alamar are hosting a podcast called Parenting Beyond the Headlines.
Certain parenting behaviors may tune baby brains to angry tones Reuters
(Reuters Health) - Parents who are very controlling when interacting with their infants may increase the likelihood that their babies tune in to angry voices, a new ...
Kim D Drops Dirt On Teresa's Parenting Style During 'The Domenick Nati Show' The Cheat Sheet
Kim D. throws shade at Teresa Giudice on a radio show. Find out what she had to say about her parenting, and her cheating.
Circle of Security Parenting sees dramatic growth in trainer candidates, partnerships SUNY Oswego
The Circle of Security Parenting program to break the cycle of abuse and neglect of children in Oswego County -- founded locally by SUNY Oswego psychology ...
The Worst Crime In College Admissions History Exemplifies The Worst Parenting Forbes
This morning, in the largest-scale college admissions scandal in US history, the FBI charged over fifty people for being involved in a coordinated college ...
Glory over goodness: modern American parenting AL.com
Actors Lori Laughlin, at left, and William H. Macy and Felicity Huffman, right, are accused of using bribery to get their children into choice colleges. (Frazer ...
Funniest Parenting Tweets Of The Week: March 17 | Moms Moms
How are we doing this week, friends? Some parts of the country weren't slammed by brutal cold and rain and snow, so that's a plus! You know what sucks, ...
How the Brady family modeled positive parenting Manchester Ink Link
Picture this: You're sitting in the living room, reading a nice book, when all of a sudden, you hear your youngest daughter yelling: "Mommy!" You run into the ...
Parenting series to explore bilingualism, sleep, anxiety and suicide risk The Suburban Newspaper
Experts on parenting will be front and centre again next month for another reprise of McGill's popular Effective Parenting seminars. The four-week lecture series ...
What the Flicka! Felicity Huffman appears to take down parenting website AOL
No longer qualified to give parenting advice? Felicity Huffman's website and online store, What the Flicka?, appears to be shut down in light of her alleged role ...
PARENTING: A few things that undermine our influence Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Parenting is about leadership and influence. It's about guiding our children to eventually become self-governing people who can solve problems and serve their ...
How Inuit Parents Teach Kids To Control Their Anger NPR
At the top of the world, the Inuit culture has developed a sophisticated way to sculpt kids' behavior without yelling or scolding. Could discipline actually be ...
This Video of Lori Loughlin Giving Parenting Advice Aged… Poorly Fatherly
A clip of Lori Loughlin, who was arrested in the college admissions scandal, giving out parenting advice during a 2017 interview is going viral.
Pooch Hall Must Attend 12-Month Parenting Class After DUI Charges Essence
The "Ray Donovan" star Pooch Hall entered a no contest plea to bring his DUI cases to an end.
On Parenting: Meghan Leahy took your questions about parenting Washington Post
Meghan Leahy, a parenting coach with Positively Parenting, joined On Parenting editor Amy Joyce to talk about parenting children of all ages. Mari-Jane ...
The Other Atrocity In The College Admissions Scandal: Bad Parenting WBUR
The wealthy parents who allegedly paid bribes for college admission, writes Joanna Weiss, delivered shameless lessons to their elite children: The rules don't ...
Why Khloe Kardashian Defended Tristan Thompson’s Parenting Even Though He’s Rarely Seen With True Since Split - Hollywood Life
Why Khloe Kardashian Defended Tristan Thompson’s Parenting Even Though He’s Rarely Seen With True Since Split Hollywood Life
Khloe Kardashian doesn't have hope for a romantic relationship with Tristan Thompson, but still defends their co-parenting relationship for one reason only.
How Clutter Affects Parenting, According To Science Romper
I hate clutter. It makes me uncomfortable, and it feels like it takes up as much space in my mind as it does my home. But my husband and children do not share ...
This Nashville Bakery Created A Vasectomy Cake And Parents Are Obsessed Delish
Parents continue to get creative with their culinary gender reveals. We're talking pink and blue hued cakes, milkshakes, cupcakes, candy, and even lasagna.
Positive Parenting: How Play & Parents Affect Child Development 9&10 News
When it comes to kids, parents, and playtime, we often think of dads as being loud and physical, while moms are not. Today in Positive Parenting, we take a look ...
Friendly parenting advice from a former family support worker The Suburban Newspaper
Everyone wants to feel loved and appreciated. For children, this is especially important. When we show appreciation for who they are, and what they do, it builds ...
Let’s look at some common parenting mistakes Albuquerque Journal
Very important is ensuring the 'mom and dad' are still 'husband and wife'
Parenting the Divine: Your Pagan Kids' Egg Hunt Patheos
From Chaos to Connection – making the most of your Pagan kids' egg hunt. It's that time again when colorful eggs fill stores, and parents brace for the next sugar ...
Beto O’Rourke: his parenting comments show gender inequality in politics Vox.com
Beto O'Rourke, the former Texas senatorial candidate who announced his run for president on Thursday, has three children. Sometimes, he even takes care of ...
The five biggest parenting mistakes WWLP.com
How to be not just the parent that you want, but the one your child needs.
Brain region plays key role in regulation of parenting behavior, study finds UCLA Newsroom
The amygdala — a region of the brain known to be involved in emotions and social behaviors — has been found to play a critical role in the regulation of ...
What Parenting Advice Did Bethenny Frankel Give Fredrik Eklund – and Did He Follow It? PEOPLE.com
The Million Dollar Listing star shares the advice his fellow Bravo-lebrity shared with him - and the sweet nickname he gave Andy Cohen's son. By. Becky Randel.
Winning At Home: Parenting awards HollandSentinel.com
The Oscars award show was last Sunday night. As usual, it was a celebration of glitz and glamour, along with a few controversial moments. Every year when I ...
Positive Parenting: The Age of Belonging 9&10 News
Making new friends after a move is critical to your child's happiness, but what about when kids have problems adjusting? New research shows the process of ...
Keep calm and don't carry on when parenting teens: Researchers look at how mothers and fathers control themselves (and their rising anger) in difficult interactions with their teenagers - Science Daily
Keep calm and don't carry on when parenting teens: Researchers look at how mothers and fathers control themselves (and their rising anger) in difficult interactions with their teenagers Science Daily
In a new study, psychologists find that mothers and fathers who are less capable of dampening down their anger are more likely to resort to harsh discipline ...
What The College Entrance Scandal Tells Us About What's Wrong With Parenting Today Inc.
If going to college was the right decision for you, you may have felt intense pressure to get into a "good" school--probably even an Ivy League one.
Building babies' brains through play: Mini Parenting Master Class UNICEF
A Harvard professor's tips on how to boost your baby's brain development.
1 Dad Parented Through Unimaginable Grief on Queer Eye, and I Need a Bucket to Catch My Tears - POPSUGAR
1 Dad Parented Through Unimaginable Grief on Queer Eye, and I Need a Bucket to Catch My Tears POPSUGAR
Warning: spoilers for Queer Eye season 3, episode 6, "Elrod & Sons," ahead! Any tried-and-true Queer Eye fan will often find themselves reaching for the tissues ...
Shelton family headed to Shark Tank for positive parenting invention WTNH.com
They tested their luck in the tank and now a Shelton family is getting their pitch picked up by the Sharks!
How Economics, Child Care Policy, and Job Markets Affect Parenting Styles Fatherly
A new book suggests that economic inequality might be why you're so obsessed with buying STEM toys and over-scheduling your poor children.
My mother-in-law disapproves of my alternative parenting choices, in this week's Care and Feeding for Slate Plus members. - Slate Magazine
My mother-in-law disapproves of my alternative parenting choices, in this week's Care and Feeding for Slate Plus members. Slate Magazine
We've never gotten along, and now she's vocal about everything we do with our son.
Author Hillary Frank Talks About Her New Book, ‘Weird Parenting Wins’ KTLA Los Angeles
Creator of the popular podcast The Longest Shortest Time and author of 'Weird Parenting Wins: Bathtub Dining, Family Screams, and Other Hacks from ...
9 Basics to Great Swim Parenting SwimSwam
Looking at the big picture of swim parenting—or being involved in any sport—is to allow our kids to experience and learn life lessons with supervision in a ...
Melania Trump is officially the parent of a teenager Yahoo Finance
Melania and Donald Trump's son, Barron, tends to stay out of the public eye. But on Wednesday, it's the first son's big day as he officially turns 13.
The screens and me: a crisis in parenting National Catholic Reporter
If someone would just place a mitre on my head, I'd solve the problems of the Church — easily and quickly. Then, I get a whiff of my own hubris and realize how ...
Parenting Connection: The More Words a Toddler Hears the Better WLNS
A great way to get communication started with your baby is to use narration.
Michelle Obama recalls struggle of parenting in the White House Big News Network
Former first lady Michelle Obama is finally opening up about the time she spent in the White House.
How Mockingbird Is Modernizing the Parenting Products Industry Inc.
How Mockingbird Is Modernizing the Parenting Products Industry.
Bringing Up Bebe Review: Why French Parenting Helps Kids Eat Normal Foods, Behave Themselves, And Sleep All Night - Fatherly
Bringing Up Bebe Review: Why French Parenting Helps Kids Eat Normal Foods, Behave Themselves, And Sleep All Night Fatherly
If you've recently faked your way through a conversation about the latest, greatest parenting book that you didn't actually read, there's a decent chance the book ...
Kansas City Live Working through the parenting process in a divorce KCL Advertiser 3:31 PM KSHB
KANSAS CITY, MO — Roth Davies Trial Lawyers is a paid advertiser of Kansas City Live and is responsible for this *content*. Going through a divorce can be a ...
The parenting problem — what value do we place on caring? Financial Times
Three books argue how improving the way society treats parents and their children is in all our interest.
John Rosemond: Tackling attachment parenting Huntington Herald Dispatch
"So, what do you think of attachment parenting?"My inquisitor was a 30-something mom. I sensed she was testing me, trying to determine whether I was worth ...
Positive Parenting: Say this, not that when praising your child WQAD Moline
Experts say the best kind of praise is process praise. This means praising the effort instead of the person. For example, phrases like “I like how you tried” or ...
Soccer Dad May Have Pulled Off the Most Hilarious Parenting Hack of All Time TIME
This rad dad and soccer fan figured out a way to enjoy an Atlanta United Football Club game while entertaining his young daughter.
Harry Potter an unlikely source of parenting wizardry Albany Times Union
For the last four months, my youngest daughter and I commute an hour each way to her new school. It's a pretty straight run down the New York State Thruway to ...
The problem with attachment parenting The Citizen.com
“So, what do you think of attachment parenting?” My inquisitor was a 30-something mom. I sensed she was testing me, trying to determine whether I was worth ...
5 funny-but-true parenting tips from (part-time Delco resident) Wanda Sykes PhillyVoice.com
Celebrate the Media resident's birthday with some of her best, brightest and funniest parenting tips.
11 Thoughtful And Funny Parenting Quotes From Jenna Fischer HuffPost
The star of "The Office" has two kids (who apparently love Ikea and Target).
Sexless Marriage? Got Kids? Why Not Try a Parenting Marriage Psychology Today
When you're unhappy in your traditional marriage but you have kids, you may not have to divorce. There's a newer alternative called a Parenting Marriage worth ...
Julia Roberts Reacts to College Admissions Scandal SheKnows
Julia Roberts has opened up about the college admissions scandal in an extremely honest way that also shines a light on her own parenting.
Positive Parenting: Maternal Mental Health WKOW
MADISON (WKOW) — About ten percent of expectant mothers worldwide have a mental disorder. The most common is depression. Now a new study highlights ...
Commentary: What Momo fears tell us about state of contemporary parenting Allentown Morning Call
News of a *fresh* threat to children exploded on social media last week. Local TV stations, police departments and school officials began warning parents about ...
Family harmony: Local practitioners launch new book on parenting Mountain Xpress
Family counselors Dayna and Jim Guido will be joined by their son, Lucio, for a book celebration and signing event at Malaprop's Bookstore and Cafe at 6 p.m. ...
West Salem family takes “refresher” parenting classes WXOW.com
WEST SALEM, Wis. (WXOW) – We are lifelong learners, and as parents, sometimes in need of a refresher course. One local mom is keeping up on her parenting ...
Parenting seminar focuses on the reasons children misbehave Brentwood Home Page
“Parenting Difficult Behaviors: a Community Seminar,” will be presented later this month in Franklin by Mercy Community Healthcare. The one-night educational ...
Feel like the college application process is out of control? Here’s how to keep it ethical. - The Washington Post
Feel like the college application process is out of control? Here’s how to keep it ethical. The Washington Post
Richard Weissbourd of Harvard's Making Caring Common Project hopes the recent college admissions scandal can inspire parents to change.
Dr. Elaine Heffner: Make-believe parenting Crookston Daily Times
A nurse in a maternity hospital once told me that the way to have three good kids is to have six and throw the first three away. It is unlikely that any parent would ...
RHONJ's Kim D. Shades Teresa Giudice Parenting, Accuses Her of Cheating Reality Blurb
'Real Housewives of New Jersey' star Kim DePaola took aim at Teresa Giudice's parenting and alleged cheating. See what she said about Ramona Singer.
Ryan Reynolds jokes he stopped parenting after getting 'Detective Pikachu' role USA TODAY
Ryan Reynolds jokes in a new video for 'Detective Pikachu' that he so immersed himself in the title role that he failed to get his daughters from school.
My View: Children of divorce best served by equal parenting Rockford Register Star
It was Martin Luther King who said, “We begin to die the day we begin to be silent on issues that matter.” Divorce and separation in this country almost always ...
WHMI 93.5 Local News : Local Foundation Sponsoring Parenting Workshops WHMI
An organization working to improve the Brighton Area Schools and help its students and graduates succeed will be holding a pair of parenting presentations this ...
Give Your Child Life Skills for a Lifetime
Many parents struggle with solutions to put their child on the fast track to success, and one such solution is not usually far from home. It is your local martial arts school.
Hearing Our Seriously Distressed Children
How do we deal with our seriously distressed children and adolescents?Adolescents are in a period of seeking autonomy and self-determination. These qualities can aid them in becoming agents of active transformation in their own lives.
My Best Buddy
My son, Dakota is now 7 yrs old. He is so smart for his age.
You Goofed? Hip, Hip, Hooray!
Certainly we all want our children to excel. But it takes most kids years to find their strengths; if they don't try everything that comes their way --from kickball to spelling bees-- how will they discover their passions?One thing that parents can model is to value 'effort' and 'risk'.
A Guide To Help You Teach Your Children Positve Self-Image Through Fitness
Raising a pre-teen or teenage daughter (or son) is not easy and can cause any parent a lot of stress. There's so much to worry about - dating, drugs, alcohol, sex, school grades, just to name a few.
The least flexible character in all of the stories of Winnie the Pooh and Christopher Robin has got to be Rabbit. Oh, he can get a lot of things done, and he's the one character who will be prepared when winter comes, but he has a very hard time shifting from one activity to another.
Book Review: The Ring Bear Depicts Turmoil of Becoming A Stepchild
In "The Ring Bear," a picture book by Tigard resident David Michael Slater (Flashlight Press, 2004), a single mother and her son, Westley, love to play rascally pirates. Like many single parents and their kids, it's clear the mom and her son are incredibly close: They've created their own fantasy world about Westley the Wicked and Mom the Mean.
Parenting Your Teenager: 4 Dangerous Myths
MYTH: All teens have to rebel, and the teen years will be miserable years for a family.REALITY: Teens do have to separate from their parents and families.
Diaper Bags for Dads - Papas Got a Brand New Bag
Today's dads are more hands-on than ever before and their involvement is being rewarded with parenting gear designed with men in mind. Many items that have typically been designed for the maternal side of the parental equation are now being introduced in masculine styles, colors, and fabrics, including diaper bags, baby carriers, and strollers.
What is Child Sexual Abuse?
What is child sexual abuse? Any sexual activity that is imposed on a child by an adult or an adolescent is a sexual assault and abuse of the power of one person over another. This also includes experiences of child to child, teen to child, teen to teen, if there is an age difference of four or more years.
Hair Care for Children
Salon visits can be scary experiences for small children: They are boring, full of strangers and strange smelling products, you are being ordered to sit still for ages, whilst some idiot is doing terrible things to your hair which you didn't want to happen in the first place. Life is sooo unfair!So how do you as a parent, avoid, annoying the stylist, upsetting your child and getting yourself stressed? Well this is where your best child psychology skills come into play! Sometimes your child will have unwarranted fears and you have to help to overcome them.
Inattentive ADHD: Just Like Winnie the Pooh
Winnie the Pooh is the classic picture of Inattentive ADHD. In other works we have called this "Space Cadet" style ADHD.
Surprise - Public School Class Size Doesnt Matter Very Much
School authorities often complain that classes are too large. They claim that teachers can't be expected to give their students the individual attention they need if there are too many students in the class.
Psychological Effects of Child Abuse
Many children who suffer from the psychological effects of child abuse often become child abusers themselves or can become perpetrators of violent crimes. Many inmates in our jails and prisons have been victims of child abuse.
Normal and Logical Consequences
Successful parents have learned to be both firm and kind at the same time. They set boundaries and work with their children to help them understand that they will follow through with appropriate action if inappropriate behavior continues.
For School Success, Dont Coddle Your Kids
Parents want their children to succeed in school. However, sometimes their best intentions are misguided.
Creating a Memorable Travel Journal Using A Stuffed Animal
You may remember The Red Couch Project, a book by artists Kevin Clarke and William Least Heat published in the 1980s documenting the travels of a red velvet couch across America.This is a wonderful concept to adapt in creating a travel journal or scrapbook for your child, making a personalized photo history of his adventures and connecting him with the experiences for years to come.
Fundraising For Your Preschool Or Daycare Center
Most day cares are non-profit organizations that must operate within a tight budget that covers the costs of facilities, staff and all of the equipment and materials for operating a quality and stimulating environment for children. It's a balancing act with little room for extras for the center or it's staff.
A Chart for Everything
For every season, check, check, check, There is a chart, check, check, check, And a chart can replace some of your nagging. A chart for chores, A chart for grades.
Punishing the Victim -- Why Public Schools Pressure Parents To Give Their Kids Mind-Altering Drugs
Public-school teaching is structured in such a way that it inevitably bores millions of normal, active children who are forced to sit in classrooms six to eight hours a day with about twenty other immature children. The teacher has to cover the curriculum, so she is pressured to teach all the kids the same material in the same way.
|home | site map|