Monthly Archives: November 2012

Squelching Squabbles

This post will be shortish and sweet to make up for the tome that was my last post. Dealing with a lying teenager is complicated; dealing with squabbling siblings typically is not. This post is inspired by the comment of … Continue reading

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Lying, Type 2

Last month, I wrote about lying (Smudging the Truth, October, 2012). This post was mostly about Cover Your Ass (CYA) lies, but I mentioned two additional types of lies that parents may have to address. If you haven’t already done … Continue reading

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Best Years? Seriously?

Many a parent has sat in my office and told a sad or anxious or stressed out child that “these years”, whether they be elementary school, high school, or college, are the “best years of life.” (I’m pretty sure I … Continue reading

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yelling. versus YELLING!

I YELLED at my kids this morning. We were all in the kitchen, the boy was doing his provocative¬†shtick,¬†and the girl walloped him after telling him to stop three times. And by YELLING, I mean I raised my voice. I … Continue reading

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Zero Tolerance

Zero tolerance makes zero sense when talking about kids. Childhood and adolescence are all about growing, exploring, and learning – learning self-control, learning to read and do math, learning to be in relationships, learning to solve problems, learning values, and … Continue reading

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