When your child says something spiteful and hurtful to you, how do you handle it? Our response is key to determining whether or not your child will use that behaviour again, [...]Read more Sass, Back Talk, and Smart Mouths
Andrea Ramsay Speers
I recently read a very interesting article titled “My Rules For My Kids: Eat Your Vegetables; Don’t Blame The Teacher”. (Actually, the first version I saw was called [...]Read more The Connection Between Our Expectations and Independent Kids
In reading some information on bullying recently, I was reminded of an Oprah show from a number of years ago, that was a tag-on to the ABC Primetime series “What Would [...]Read more Bullying and The Adult Bystander
Someone asked me recently, how much is too much information for a child when it comes to difficult topics like divorce, death, and bankruptcy. Should we really be honest [...]Read more The Truth, Lies, and Everything In Between
Teenagers have all sorts of great ideas. These may involve camping unsupervised with a group of friends, going to an unsupervised party at a friend’s house while the [...]Read more To Party or Not to Party?
How many daily power struggles take place in your house? Do you sometimes feel as though your child is saying “no” just for the sake of being disagreeable? Well, [...]Read more What To Do With a Stubborn Kid
This article is a bit of a departure for me, in that I didn’t actually write it myself. It was a handout that I received at a workshop that I attended when I was in [...]Read more The Democratic Revolution