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Dealing with Child Temper Tantrums from Toddler to Pre-teen

January 5th, 2011 Posted in Kids Behavior Tags: ,



Dealing with Child Temper Tantrums from Toddler to Pre-teenWhy are temper tantrums so difficult for parents to handle? Besides the fact that they’re loud, annoying and embarrassing, we often feel it’s our job requirement to make our kids act the way we feel they should behave. If we can’t do that, we feel ineffective. We also don’t like the judgments that we imagine others are making of us when our kids are out of control. We don’t know what to do, but feel we must do something—after all, we are the parents. Read more »

No Means No: How to Teach Your Child That You Mean Business

December 12th, 2010 Posted in Kids Behavior Tags:

No Means No: How to Teach Your Child That You Mean BusinessI think a lot of parents feel it’s important to explain their reasoning to their children in an attempt to get them to understand. Realize that along the way, wanting your child to understand can easily shift into wanting their approval, or their acceptance of your reasons. When this happens, parents can get stuck in a dynamic where they’re over-explaining things to their children. I personally think that once you’ve given your child a reasonable amount of input, any further explanation defeats the purpose.

From “Problem Child” to Child Behavioral Therapist: James Lehman’s Personal Transformation

From Problem Child to Child Behavioral Therapist: James Lehmans Personal TransformationNext week: Read the Excerpt from James’ new book, Transform Your Child.

This week, James Lehman, MSW sits down with EP Editor Elisabeth Wilkins to talk about his life, his new book, and the hard-won lessons he discovered growing up as a defiant, acting-out child. From being abandoned in a basement as an infant to a life of crime and drug addiction in his teens and young adulthood, learn how James transformed his life—and how he’s teaching parents across North America to do the same thing with their own children. Read more »

How Total Transformation Program Can Get Your Kids To Listen



Boy Not ListeningHave your child been ignoring you entirely lately? Is it getting more difficult to get him to listen? Whether you had asked him to do homework, keep his toys, stop the computer games or being rude, none of these words sounds like English at all. Your blood pressure starts to rise and you had used all sorts of methods to communicate but it seems like everything you said had fallen into deaf ears. You tried time-out, taking away privileges, no friends visits, no computer games, no chocolate cakes or everything you can think of. But yet your child is still not listening to you! You are frustrated, burn-out, challenged and completely helpless. Read more »

How to Deal with Lying in Children and Teens

November 14th, 2010 Posted in Kids Behavior Tags: ,


How to Deal with Lying in Children and TeensWhen you catch your child in a lie, it’s natural to feel betrayed, hurt, angry and frustrated. But here’s the truth: lying is normal. It’s wrong, but it’s normal. In fact, we all do it to some degree. Consider how adults use lies in their daily lives: When we’re stopped for speeding, we often minimize what we’ve done wrong, if not out–and–out lie about it. Why? We’re hoping to get out of something, even if we know better.

7 Common Reasons Why Children Tell Lies

Is your child lying attitude worrying you? Has that behavioral problem swell to an extend that you find it hard to trust her? Would you often need to take precaution or make extra efforts to find out if your child is lying?

If you answer yes to all three questions above, do take further steps in managing your child’s lying problem. Find out why do they lie in the first place. Read more »

“I Love My Child…But Sometimes I Can’t Stand Him!”

I Love My Child...But Sometimes I Cant Stand Him!You’d do anything for your child, but you feel guilty about admitting the truth, even to yourself—sometimes you don’t like him very much. It’s a secret that many parents of acting-out kids share, but rarely confess to anyone. James Lehman explains how dealing with a difficult child can take its toll on the parent-child relationship, and he gives you some practical advice on how to handle it.

5 Steps in Dealing With An Obnoxious and Disrespectful Child With Guests Around

Obnoxious child giving headacheIs your obnoxious and disrespectful child giving you a bad headache? Does he embarrass you and challenge you as parent? Does he talk rudely, offensively or disrespect you especially when there are guests around? Perhaps, he felt a sense of achievement if you are loss of words right in front of them. He says things like ‘My mom doesn’t even know what Facebook is’, ‘She does that because she’s afraid of dad’, ‘Mom cooks the worst lasagna I ever had’ or ‘That lousy woman can’t play any instruments at all.’

Totally disrespectful! Has this happen to you before? Take a deep breath! You can handle this tactfully if you learn how to parent. Read more »