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Using Consequences Effectively, Part I: Negative Consequences

A lot of the work I do is┬áparent training. Parents bring their child (or children) to me because they are struggling to manage his or her difficult behavior. There may be a specific behavior of concern such as lying (see … Continue reading

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Hitting By Any Other Name…

When I left an inner city publicly funded psychiatric hospital to work in a suburban private outpatient practice, the frequency with which I had to address corporal punishment declined dramatically. Still, the use of spanking does come up in the … Continue reading

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Common Enemies and Common Goals

In an earlier post, I wrote about sibling squabbling (Squelching Squabbles). The post described strategies for dealing with the day-to-day bickering so common among siblings. Today’s post is about a different type of problematic sibling relationship which is alluded to … Continue reading

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Swooping

Parents love to tell me how messy their children are. Occasionally, they bring in photos of their children’s rooms or playrooms for fear I won’t believe their descriptions of floors covered with dirty clothes and wet towels, desks covered with … 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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