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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 »

Rudeness and Disrespect: How Kids Try to “Defuse” It

October 30th, 2010 Posted in Kids Behavior Tags:

Rudeness and Disrespect: How Kids Try  to Defuse ItNote from Elisabeth Wilkins, EP Editor: Empowering Parents will continue to honor James Lehman’s teachings by helping you to use his techniques in your daily life with your children. One last gift James left us were the many interviews, articles and audio recordings he created before his death. Even in his final act, he still had much to share with all of us. James’ goal was always to empower parents. We hope this article helps you in those moments when you’re having trouble dealing with your child’s hurtful language and excuses.

“I was just kidding! Can’t you take a joke?” If your child gives you this excuse after he’s said or done something rude, it might leave you feeling frustrated and unsure of