What age should a child get a cell phone?

What age should a child get a cell phone?

What age should a child get a cell phone? Many parents ask what age should a child get a cell phone. This is a difficult question to answer because there are a lot of factors. I discuss things parents should consider. The age of kids having cell phones seems to get...

When a child hates the sound of no: Parenting ODD

When a child hates the sound of no: Parenting ODD

When a child hates the sound of no: Parenting ODD We often think of defiant behavior as a problem for those parenting ODD children, but no child likes to hear the word “No.” Even adults don’t like when they aren’t able to do or have something they want. When adults...

Parenting defiant behavior in an ODD child

Parenting defiant behavior in an ODD child

Parenting defiant behavior in an ODD child Parenting defiant behavior can seem like an impossible task. In this post, we discuss helping those who have been diagnosed with Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD). An ODD child can be one of the most frustrating and...

White lies parents tell their kids

White lies parents tell their kids

White lies parents tell their kids We have been raised in a culture where parents are allowed and even encouraged to tell their children white lies, but what are the consequences of lying? The Easter Bunny, Santa Claus, magic, are probably the most common white lies...

Addicted to gaming: internet gaming disorder

Addicted to gaming: internet gaming disorder

Addicted to gaming: internet gaming disorder Are your children addicted to gaming? There is a growing movement in the mental health community to include internet gaming disorder as an official disease. The World Health Organization introduced a proposal in January of...

How to make kids chore charts work

How to make kids chore charts work

How to make kids chore charts work Parents often ask, “How to make chore charts work?” Before the age of technology parents often used chore charts on paper to help them monitor their child’s responsibilities and teach them responsibility. While I am a fan of...

YouTube stars aren’t role models

YouTube stars aren’t role models

YouTube stars aren’t role models I love YouTube and social media as much as the next person. I laugh at funny videos and am so glad that someone uploaded that how to video. But I’ve never been into the many of the huge, and in my humble opinion, incredibly stupid...

What to do when you’re doubting yourself as a parent

What to do when you’re doubting yourself as a parent

What to do when you’re doubting yourself as a parent Parenting is hard. There’s no way around it. Whether it’s the physical exhaustion that comes from infants who stage a coup against nighttime sleep or the emotional fatigue from worrying what your teenager is doing...

Does my child have ADHD? 5 things to know about ADHD

Does my child have ADHD? 5 things to know about ADHD

Does my child have ADHD? 5 things to know about ADHD How well do you know the symptoms of ADHD? Are you concerned that your child may have ADHD and want to know what to look out for? 5 things to know about ADHD 1. ADHD was first describe over a hundred years ago In...

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