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When Mom Has a Temper Tantrum

The author gives ideas on what you can do when you lose your cool with your children.... [more]

Destructive Behavior

Helping children deal with destructive behavior so as to avoid serious or permanent harm.... [more]

A Parent's Useful Lesson

It is often easier to prevent a behavior in children through good discipline than it is to deal with the consequences of the behavior after it has occurred.... [more]

Behavior Modification, Take 2: Consistency

I always urge parents to cultivate and listen to that little voice inside of them that tells you what is and is not appropriate, or a kind of parents' version of Jiminy Cricket. It's your conscience, of course.... [more]

Children with Oppositional Defiant Diorder

All children are oppositional from time to time, particularly when tired, hungry, stressed or upset. They may argue, talk back, disobey, and defy parents, teachers, and other adults.... [more]

Fighting and Biting

While some biting can occur during normal development, persistent biting can be a sign that a child has emotional or behavioral problems.... [more]


A theory that children need rules and exceptions to the rules for acceptable behavior.... [more]

Understanding Violent Behavior in Children and Adolescents

There is a great concern about the incidence of violent behavior among children and adolescents.... [more]

Dealing with Attention Seeking Behavior

When a child seeks attention, he's not behaving badly, just mistakenly.... [more]

Tips for Parenting the Tough Ones

Some advice to parents about dealing with misbehaving children.... [more]

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