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Proactive Strategies For Preventing Behavior Problems By: Kelly Nault
Parenting Question?At my recent baby shower, one of my favorite gifts was your book When You're About To Go Off The Deep End, Don't Take Your Kids With You. I absolutely love that it is so easy-to-read. This may be a silly question but, as a mom who ...
The Ups and Downs of Childrearing America Is Riding the Pendulum of Parenting By: Kelly Nault
The ?pendulum of parenting? is a common obstacle that prevents many moms (and dads!) from accessing the ultimate parent within. When something flies out of your mouth that you wish you could take back, when you feel taken advantage of, or when you think your children don't ...
Behavior Modification Plan Example By: Kelly Nault
When it comes to learning how to adapt behavior, a ?behavior modification plan example? is the only way to go! But before we look at an example, let's go over the fundamental basics of how to successfully modify behavior in children.Why Do Kids Misbehave?It is important to know that children ...
Child Behavior For A Three Year Old By: Kelly Nault
Parenting Question?I'm spiraling out of control with my three-year-old daughter. She won't listen to me and I know that the 'naughty bench' isn't working. I'm at a total loss and feel like such a failure. I don't want to hit her or use the kind of strong ...
Parents Taking Control of Young Childrens Behavior By: Kelly Nault
Parents who seek to make their kids do what they want them to do often wind up feeling completely out of control. This sounds counterintuitive, perhaps, but the more you try to control your children, the more they will try to control you! You see, if your kids feel you're ...
What to Do When Nighttime becomes Fight TimeBedtime Kids Discipline Is Punishment the Answer By: Kelly Nault
When parents say, ?It's bedtime, kids!? discipline frequently follows.If any (or all!) of the following sound familiar, know you're not alone:? ?One more story?pleassssse!?? ?I need another glass of water.?? ?Can I stay up just 15 more minutes??Bedtime delays are an epidemic problem that plagues most households. If it's not ...
Violence in the MediaEffects on Child Behavior By: Kelly Nault
It's no secret that we're living in a violent world. Between news reports on terrorism, bullying at school, and violence in the media, our children are exposed to all kinds of aggression. It's also no secret that such violence can have negative effects on child behavior and development.While you probably ...
Beyond Homework Motivation Techniques and Tips That Will Make Your Child Want to Succeed By: Kelly Nault
What to Do When ?The Dog Ate Your Kid's Homework?Poor dog! According to your kid, the family pooch ate their homework yet again. It's amazing you don't have to go to the vet more often!In all seriousness, homework is one of those ?hot topics? for parents. Many moms feel it ...
Potty Training Tips For Stubborn Children That Work By: Kelly Nault
?Plop. Plop. Fizz. Fizz. Oh, what a relief it is.? ?Old Potty Training Song Many moms are not experiencing relief when their stubborn child resists potty training all together. With the laundry piling up and the cost of pull-ups eating away at the weekly budget, it's no ...
Behavior Strategies to Use At Home By: Kelly Nault
It's a fact: parenting is the most demanding job on earth! If you have ever thought about handing in your parenting resignation letter after a particularly trying day with the kids, you're not alone. Fortunately, having effective behavior strategies to use at home can mean the difference ...
How to Handle Teenage Behavior Problems By: Kelly Nault
The teenage years are perhaps the most difficult years for parents and kids. As with any relationship, your relationship with your kids goes through different cycles and stages. While you were their ?hero? in the toddler years, by the teen years you may become just an ?advisor to the board? ...
How DOES Divorce Affect Teenagers By: Kelly Nault
Parenting Question?After a turbulent 18 years of marriage, I believe my husband and I will be getting a divorce soon. We've split up lots of times before (due to both his and my affairs) and we've tried counseling, but this time I think it is finally over. ...
Dealing with Early Teenage Behavior Problems By: Kelly Nault
Parenting Question?My lovely, cheerful, ever-helpful 11-year-old daughter has recently turned into the troublemaker in my house. I have 2 other girls, ages 7 and 9, who are also influenced by her behavior. Now, every meal seems like a battleground. The 11-year-old is usually making mean remarks and ...
Conflict Response Styles and Strategies in Your Home By: Kelly Nault
The first major challenge when it comes to conflict is that we are taught to win at the expense of others. When we get into a fight or disagreement, it's as if many of us step into a boxing ring and fight against one another?instead of realizing ...
Teenage Girls Media Low SelfEsteem By: Kelly Nault
Is it really true that teenage girls + media = low self-esteem?The issue of media's impact on teenagers has generated a lot of interest in the last decade. Despite contradictory findings, all researchers agree that teenage girls as a group are focused on their looks?especially on what they ...
Bedtime and Kids Is The Best Discipline Spanking By: Kelly Nault
Parenting Question ?Kelly, I've got five words for you: bedtime, kids, discipline, spanking and HELP! Our two sons are next to impossible to get to bed at night, and in the last while we've started spanking them. We've always threatened to, but really didn't have to ...
Spanked Kids Bottom As Punishment And Now Mom Feels Guilty By: Kelly Nault
Parenting Question"I always swore that a spanked kids? bottom as punishment is something I wouldn't ever do. Yet this morning, I did! My daughter just wouldn't do anything ? brush her teeth, eat her breakfast, put on her shoes ? nothing. I was so frustrated that I ...
Allocating Chores and Responsibilities for Blended Families By: Kelly Nault
In many households, it can be quite a challenge figuring out who's in charge of which chores and which responsibilities. This is especially true for blended families.If not handled properly, favoritism (or perceived favoritism) can rear its ugly head in the chore realm. And the last thing parents want ...
Activities for Conflict Resolution Skills Development in the Home By: Kelly Nault
Conflict is part of life. It is only when we as family members don't have the skills to move through conflict that it becomes a problem. If you find yourself revisiting the same issues??Why can't you pick up after yourself??, ?Why can't you help out more with the kids??, or ...
Babysitter Policies For Parents By: Kelly Nault
Babysitters play a crucial role in the life of a family: they give parents some much needed freedom. Parenting 24/7 can put any mom or dad into the 'deep end? of parenting. When parents are working out at the gym, taking a class that inspires them, spending ...
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