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How Should We Respond to Poor Grades?
December 7, 2018

Find out how to up the odds of high achievement.

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Caught! What Do I Do Now?
November 30, 2018

There will never be enough rules, rewards, or consequences to get difficult kids to behave if the relationship is absent.

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Love and Logic: A Whole Child Approach
November 16, 2018

What do they mean ‘whole child’?

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Talking to Kids About Important Matters
November 9, 2018

The more words we use when kids are misbehaving or acting irresponsibly, the less effective we become.

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How to Deal with Bullying
November 2, 2018

Bullying hurts, and we want it to end right now. Despite this desire, the reality is that we all have only limited control over the world and how our children are treated by it.

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Discover How Empathy Helps Kids Who’ve Experienced Trauma
October 28, 2018

Feeling sorry for kids isn’t the same thing as loving them and empowering them to heal.

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Is "I'm Sorry" Enough?
October 19, 2018

I'm asked quite often, "When my child misbehaves or causes a problem for someone, he's quick to say, 'I'm sorry.' Is that enough, or should he have a consequence?"

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Dealing with a Defiant Child
October 12, 2018

“What do you do when they say, ‘I’m not doing that! You can’t make me!’?”

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Don’t Raise an Entertainment Junkie
October 5, 2018

Children who’ve been constantly entertained grow into adults who are constantly bored.

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Lawnmower Parents: Protecting Our Turf
September 28, 2018

The new breed of Helicopter Parents

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September 21, 2018

An important goal of the Love and Logic approach


Affluence Distraction Disorder (ADD)
September 14, 2018

Too Much Stuff Leads to Too Little Motivation. Too little Relationship

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Shared Thinking
September 7, 2018

Using questions to get kids thinking.

Love and Logic Supporting Youth with Special Needs

The Best Advice for Helping Kids with Special Needs
August 31, 2018

Err on the side of believing they are capable.

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The Great De-Bait: Dealing with Arguing
August 24, 2018

When kids argue, how do we resist the bait?

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Help! After Starting Love and Logic, My Kids are Acting Worse!
August 17, 2018

What do we do when our skills seem to backfire in the short run?

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Help! My Kids Act Out in the Store
August 10, 2018

What can we do about kids acting out in the store?

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Walking the Rescue Tightrope
August 3, 2018

When do we rescue and when do we allow kids to struggle so they can be stronger?

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Selfish Behavior: Getting Kids to Contribute
July 27, 2018

How do we get kids to think of others?

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Selfish Behavior: Build a Foundation of Love and Trust
July 20, 2018

The best way to feel good about oneself is to serve.

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Selfish Behavior: The Gift of Selflessness
July 13, 2018

Teach your kids it really is better to give than to receive.

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Getting Kids to Think
July 6, 2018

Some quick tips to help kids build their mental muscles.

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Getting Too "Full of Himself"
June 29, 2018

Stay on top of their ever-changing behaviors.

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Parenting Styles: Three Rules of Consultant Parenting
June 22, 2018

Learn how to prevent power struggles by following these three rules.

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Parenting Styles: Barking Orders and Making Demands
June 15, 2018

Allow your kids to think for themselves.

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Parenting Styles: Rescuing Our Society from Rescuing
June 8, 2018

Your kids need practice for the real world.

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